Tax Policy Center

Simplified sales and use tax agreement

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I’ve finally finished my income tax returns for 2011. The last task—and least pleasant—is figuring my Virginia use tax . That’s the sales tax I owe on our many out-of-state web purchases. It’s a pain to plow through 12 months of receipts to identify untaxed transactions but I do it every year,
April 3, 2012Roberton C. Williams
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes on all purchases, as long as the states first agree to simplify their sales tax rules. And, remarkably, their idea has broad support in the business community and may actually pass. The
November 17, 2011Howard Gleckman