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Friday, July 27, 2012

Are the Main Street Fairness bills simple enough?

In 1992, the US Supreme Court noted the complexity of multistate sales tax compliance stemming from the reality that the rules among the 6,000+ jurisdictions that impose the tax were not completely similar (Quill). The Stremalined Sales & Use Tax Agreement used by several states has technology and third party approaches to make it easier to collection in multiple states, but not all states have adopted the SSUTA.

There are three different bills in Congress to allow states to required remote vendors to collect sales tax from customers in their state. Are standards they require states to meet to be able to collect enough to make this as simple as needed to be cost efficient and effective?

I have a post on with more details and questions - I hope you'll check it out - here.

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