A bill making its way through Congress—the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013—would allow states to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax. If this bill becomes law, states would gain authority to make remote businesses collect sales tax, some within 180 days of the bill’s passage.
If you’re a remote seller who is anxiously standing by, wondering how this might affect you, we have just one word to say: Relax. (You’ve come to the right place).
This site helps demystify online sales tax. In addition to examining the latest government proposals, it also provides answers to your most pressing questions, and offers practical tips for bringing your business up to speed. Sales tax changes are looming, you’re wise to be ready.
How Soon States Could Enforce the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)
If you are a remote seller, you could be required to collect sales tax 180 days after the bill passes.
If the bill becomes law, all states will have the option to require remote sellers to collect sales tax. However, a state’s current sales tax code, including whether it belongs to Streamlined Sales Tax, determines how soon it could do so.