Wait, what? I owe sales tax on internet purchases! Since when?!

Capturing Online Sales and Use Tax: The Battle Continues 

All states that impose sales taxes also require purchasers to remit use tax on any taxable purchases if sales tax is not paid. Many, if not most, consumers are unaware of the use tax and, therefore, do not comply.  It is almost impossible for state taxing authorities to enforce these laws with respect to individual consumers (but businesses often are audited for use tax).  

 

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