If you run an eCommerce store, or have considered starting one, then you no doubt understand the many challenges that accompany running an effective eCommerce store. From ensuring your products are properly described, the checkout experience flows smoothly, to ensuring the proper shipping is charged and the right security is handled on your site. Whew, it’s a lot!
One issue most electronic retailers have been able to avoid to this point is sales tax. Aside from people in your state purchasing from your store, you often didn’t have to worry about collecting sales taxes for other states; that was the sole responsibility of the consumer to file with their annual income taxes.
If you haven’t heard, this is under scrutiny by the Senate and Congress with what is known officially as the “Marketplace Fairness Act”, or unofficially as the Internet Sales Tax. Regardless of how you feel about this … Continue reading