E-COM Sales Tax

Amazon has agreed to turn in sensitive seller data to the state of Massachusetts! Now what should FBA sellers do?

February 16, 2018 Season 1 Episode 1
E-COM Sales Tax
Amazon has agreed to turn in sensitive seller data to the state of Massachusetts! Now what should FBA sellers do?
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E-COM Sales Tax
Amazon has agreed to turn in sensitive seller data to the state of Massachusetts! Now what should FBA sellers do?
Feb 16, 2018 Season 1 Episode 1
Andrew Johnson
Amazon has agreed to turn in sensitive seller data to the state of Massachusetts, and it has created a near panic. As in any panic, people tend to overreact. We have already seen a number of responses that will lead sellers down the wrong path.
  • Specifically, what FBA Seller information has Amazon agreed to turn over to Massachussetts? 00.38
  • Doesn't Amazon already collect tax everywhere? 01:08
  • Does Amazon collect tax on behalf of FBA Sellers in every state? If not, which state does it collect tax even for third party sellers? 01:23
  • Can a third-party seller direct Amazon to collect tax on their behalf? If so, how much does Amazon charge for that tax collection service? 02:25
  • Is Massachusetts the first state to successfully require Amazon to turn over FBA Seller information? 03:22
  • Is Massachusetts' main idea to get people to pay property tax on their inventory? 04:35
  • Is Amazon announcing that they're going to start collecting tax now in Massachusetts on behalf of FBA Sellers? 05:33
  • Is Peisner Johnson listed in the Amazon directory of global solutions providers? 06:59
  • Will Massachusetts share this information with other states? 07:40
  • Will other states follow Massachusetts' lead on this? 08:51
  • Will Massachusetts go back in time against FBA Sellers or just required them to start collecting tax going forward? 11:28
  • Can Massachusetts go all the way back to 2007 if the only activity you have in the state is as an FBA Seller? 13:58
  • When did Amazon open its first warehouse in Massachusetts? 14:14
  • How can Massachusetts do this under the law and get away with it? 17:31
  • Should FBA Sellers panic in Massachusetts? 18:32
  • If we're already registered in Massachusetts, what should we do? 18:53
  • Who is Massachusetts going to go after first? 20:49
  • Is Massachusetts an FBA Seller's biggest sales tax nightmare right now? 22:50
  • What state is auditing FBA Sellers the most aggressively right now? 23:13
Show Notes
Amazon has agreed to turn in sensitive seller data to the state of Massachusetts, and it has created a near panic. As in any panic, people tend to overreact. We have already seen a number of responses that will lead sellers down the wrong path.
  • Specifically, what FBA Seller information has Amazon agreed to turn over to Massachussetts? 00.38
  • Doesn't Amazon already collect tax everywhere? 01:08
  • Does Amazon collect tax on behalf of FBA Sellers in every state? If not, which state does it collect tax even for third party sellers? 01:23
  • Can a third-party seller direct Amazon to collect tax on their behalf? If so, how much does Amazon charge for that tax collection service? 02:25
  • Is Massachusetts the first state to successfully require Amazon to turn over FBA Seller information? 03:22
  • Is Massachusetts' main idea to get people to pay property tax on their inventory? 04:35
  • Is Amazon announcing that they're going to start collecting tax now in Massachusetts on behalf of FBA Sellers? 05:33
  • Is Peisner Johnson listed in the Amazon directory of global solutions providers? 06:59
  • Will Massachusetts share this information with other states? 07:40
  • Will other states follow Massachusetts' lead on this? 08:51
  • Will Massachusetts go back in time against FBA Sellers or just required them to start collecting tax going forward? 11:28
  • Can Massachusetts go all the way back to 2007 if the only activity you have in the state is as an FBA Seller? 13:58
  • When did Amazon open its first warehouse in Massachusetts? 14:14
  • How can Massachusetts do this under the law and get away with it? 17:31
  • Should FBA Sellers panic in Massachusetts? 18:32
  • If we're already registered in Massachusetts, what should we do? 18:53
  • Who is Massachusetts going to go after first? 20:49
  • Is Massachusetts an FBA Seller's biggest sales tax nightmare right now? 22:50
  • What state is auditing FBA Sellers the most aggressively right now? 23:13
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