Article looks at details of Main Street Fairness Act

An article by Sylvia Dion on SalesTaxSupport.com is unusual for its detailed examination of the Main Street Fairness Act and the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA). If you’re curious about exactly what the Main Street Fairness Act does and how it affects SSUTA, we recommend you take a look—it’s both thorough and fair—which we can’t say very often when tracking this subject.

States where internet purchases are taxableHowever, it does have one error that we must correct:

The issue of whether sales made over the internet should be subject to sales tax has been widely discussed for at least decade now . . . .

As our regular readers know, sales tax is already due on online purchases—the issue that’s been debated is not “whether sales made over the internet should be subject to sales tax” but whether online retailers should collect sales tax just as bricks-and-mortar retailers do.

The fact that online purchases are already subject to sales tax, and always have been, is one of the most common misconceptions about online sales tax. For others, see our post on the common myths and facts about online sales tax.

One Response to Article looks at details of Main Street Fairness Act

  1. […] other piece is an article by Sylvia Dion at allBusiness (we blogged about an earlier article of hers on the Main Street Fairness Act). This time she focuses on the […]

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