E-Commerce Purchase Taxation Looking Less Likely

E-Commerce Purchase Taxation Looking Less Likely

Over a year ago, a bill was drafted to neutralize one of the many advantages that e-commerce retailers have over traditional, brick-and-mortar outlets.  As part of the Marketplace Fairness Act, states would be given the authority to make online retailers collect sales tax at the time of purchase.  With fears that voters would look at this new law as a tax increase, however indirect, the likelihood of it being passed seems to be dwindling.  Logistics Management has more on what could, or could not be, a key issue for e-commerce retailers and shoppers.