The debate is raging again as the Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to make a decision on collecting sales tax for online sales.
I’ve read as many viewpoints from supporting and detracting from requiring businesses to collect sales tax from their customers.
And my [current] view is that all businesses conducting business online should collect the sales tax you would have paid if you went in person.
Company in Oregon? No sales tax. Company in Kentucky? Sales tax.
Don’t collect it for whereever the buyer happens to be: collect it based on where the seller is.
And is something the merchant is already setup to do.
- Here’s a launch site for state-by-state rules on collecting sales tax online: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/50-state-guide-internet-sales-tax-laws.html
- Further links via Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_taxes