Nothing Certain Except Death And (Online) Sales Tax (?) – Or is it?
by Patti Freeman Evans
As we reported back in May, online retailers should prepare to charge sales tax in certain markets, even if they do not plan to do so across the country. Cash-strapped states are looking to tap any potential source of revenue (
Since the report’s publication, however, the governors of
What all this boils down to is that the precedent that New York established by requiring the collection of use taxes on goods purchased by online shoppers within a state doesn’t appear to be gaining real traction —at least, not at present. Forrester will continue to monitor these debates, inarguably intensified by the current recession, and their potential impacts on eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals in the months to come.