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Amazon being pressed to collect sales tax in Massachusetts

By Sherin and Lodgen on November 21, 2012

The Boston Globe reported on November 21, 2012 that the Patrick administration is pushing for Amazon.com to collect sales tax in light of their growing physical presence in Massachusetts. Currently, online retailers such as Amazon are exempt from collecting the 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax.

Josh Bowman takes a more in depth look at “Marketplace Fairness” in this blog post, specifically addressing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Quill Corporation v. North Dakota and what it means for online retailers.

Do you think Amazon.com should have to collect sales tax? Share your thoughts with us!

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