online sales tax

Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

Why Amazon Wants an Online Sales Tax

The Marketplace Fairness Act currently before Congress would allow states to tax online retail sales. The measure's most surprising supporter:

Sales Taxes for Online Retailers Move Closer to Reality

Brick-and-mortar retailers have long complained that e-commerce sites enjoy an unfair advantage since they don't have to collect state sales taxes, allowing them to offer lower prices. The Marketplace Equity Act would change that -- and it's gaining momentum.

Amazon Offers Texas a Big Deal to Delay Sales Tax Law

Amazon has offered a $300 million investment and the promise of 5,000 jobs in the state of Texas in exchange for a reprieve on collecting sales tax on purchases made by Texans. It's just one of many similar deals being offered by the e-commerce giant, and Texas is said to be considering it.

Online Sales Changing the Tax Game

Nine in 10 retailers are expected to offer online deals today, Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. Those deals are expected to...

Overreaching in a Sales Tax Battle With Amazon

A district court has ruled that if the state wants to collect sales tax from its residents, it can ask Amazon for the information it needs, but no more. By asking for detailed info about residents' purchases, the court said North Carolina went too far.

Texas Sends Amazon a $269 Million Sales Tax Bill

As states grapple with increasingly squeezed budgets, the battle to collect sales taxes from retailing behemoth Amazon has heated up considerably over the past year. Texas has raised the ante by hitting Amazon for four years of back sales taxes.