E-COM Sales Tax

Amazon Agrees to Turn Over Seller Contact Data to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation! What to do?

February 21, 2018 Season 1 Episode 3
E-COM Sales Tax
Amazon Agrees to Turn Over Seller Contact Data to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation! What to do?
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E-COM Sales Tax
Amazon Agrees to Turn Over Seller Contact Data to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation! What to do?
Feb 21, 2018 Season 1 Episode 3
Andrew Johnson
Amazon has agreed to turn its FBA sellers' information to the State of Rhode Island. This has created a near-panic. We answer all of the most common fears, and we give you the 3 best options FBA sellers have for dealing with it. Here are the questions we address:
  • Specifically, what FBA Seller information has Amazon agreed to turn over to Rhode Island? 03:21
  • If we have no inventory in Rhode Island, are we still subject to these new rules in RI? 04:40
  • How can we have nexus in Rhode Island if Amazon doesn't even have a warehouse there? 05:00
  • Do the new rules in Rhode Island apply just to FBA sellers or to all e-Commerce and other remote sellers? 07:11
  • What are the specific new rules in Rhode Island? 09:18
  • What is a "retail sale facilitator"? 09:41
  • What is a "non-collecting retailer"? 11:11
  • What options does Rhode Island give to the "non-collecting retailer"? 13:58
  • What if our sales levels are less than $20,000 a year in Rhode Island? 14:49
  • What are the 5 specific notifications that an e-Commerce seller is required to make? 17:11
  • Is Rhode Island the biggest sales tax problem state for FBA sellers? 22:58
  • How did we get to the point where Rhode Island can even have a law like this? 23:40
  • How does the Wayfair US Supreme Court case tie in to this? 25:57
  • Isn't Colorado doing this same thing now? 28:54
  • What are the specific thresholds in other states? 30:05
  • Can I avoid this Rhode Island situation if I just get out of FBA altogether? 32:50
  • Can states even tax interstate commerce? I thought that was prohibited in the US Constitution. 33:48
  • Does Amazon collect tax for FBA sellers in Rhode Island? 36:45
  • Does Amazon collect tax for FBA sellers in Washington? 37:28
  • Wouldn't it be much easier if Amazon just collected tax for FBA sellers everywhere? 38:00
  • Isn't the US Congress going to pass a law soon and make this all go away? 40:29
  • Which state seems to be auditing FBA sellers most aggressively? 42:38
  • How much would it cost per transaction to produce these customer notices? 43:49
  • Does a foreign software provider with no physical presence or any of the other typical nexus triggers still need to get registered in Rhode Island? 45:52
  • Is it too expensive for states to audit individuals? 46:42
  • What are the 3 Secrets for dealing with the US sales tax without losing your business? 47:42
  • What options does Peisner recommend in Rhode Island? 53:31
  • If we do get registered in Rhode Island, do we still have to do all these notifications? 55:16
Show Notes
Amazon has agreed to turn its FBA sellers' information to the State of Rhode Island. This has created a near-panic. We answer all of the most common fears, and we give you the 3 best options FBA sellers have for dealing with it. Here are the questions we address:
  • Specifically, what FBA Seller information has Amazon agreed to turn over to Rhode Island? 03:21
  • If we have no inventory in Rhode Island, are we still subject to these new rules in RI? 04:40
  • How can we have nexus in Rhode Island if Amazon doesn't even have a warehouse there? 05:00
  • Do the new rules in Rhode Island apply just to FBA sellers or to all e-Commerce and other remote sellers? 07:11
  • What are the specific new rules in Rhode Island? 09:18
  • What is a "retail sale facilitator"? 09:41
  • What is a "non-collecting retailer"? 11:11
  • What options does Rhode Island give to the "non-collecting retailer"? 13:58
  • What if our sales levels are less than $20,000 a year in Rhode Island? 14:49
  • What are the 5 specific notifications that an e-Commerce seller is required to make? 17:11
  • Is Rhode Island the biggest sales tax problem state for FBA sellers? 22:58
  • How did we get to the point where Rhode Island can even have a law like this? 23:40
  • How does the Wayfair US Supreme Court case tie in to this? 25:57
  • Isn't Colorado doing this same thing now? 28:54
  • What are the specific thresholds in other states? 30:05
  • Can I avoid this Rhode Island situation if I just get out of FBA altogether? 32:50
  • Can states even tax interstate commerce? I thought that was prohibited in the US Constitution. 33:48
  • Does Amazon collect tax for FBA sellers in Rhode Island? 36:45
  • Does Amazon collect tax for FBA sellers in Washington? 37:28
  • Wouldn't it be much easier if Amazon just collected tax for FBA sellers everywhere? 38:00
  • Isn't the US Congress going to pass a law soon and make this all go away? 40:29
  • Which state seems to be auditing FBA sellers most aggressively? 42:38
  • How much would it cost per transaction to produce these customer notices? 43:49
  • Does a foreign software provider with no physical presence or any of the other typical nexus triggers still need to get registered in Rhode Island? 45:52
  • Is it too expensive for states to audit individuals? 46:42
  • What are the 3 Secrets for dealing with the US sales tax without losing your business? 47:42
  • What options does Peisner recommend in Rhode Island? 53:31
  • If we do get registered in Rhode Island, do we still have to do all these notifications? 55:16
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