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Sales Tax Amnesty Program

SALES TAX AMNESTY ANNOUNCED FOR 14 STATES, EFFECTIVE
August 17-October 17, 2017 ONLY

At bookskeep, we have been informed of a sales tax amnesty program for Amazon sellers in some states. If you are selling in the US, you may benefit from this program!  Below is a summary of the recent announcement and links to get more information.  At bookskeep, we rely on Tax Specialist Phyllis Manning phyllisincolorado@msn.com to help with Sales Tax issues.  Please feel free to reach out to her directly if you need assistance in registering or filing in these states.

The Multistate Tax Commission, in conjunction with 13 members states, is pleased to announce the rollout of a sales tax amnesty program aimed at helping online sellers to become compliant with sales tax nexus regulations.

 MTC Program Director, Richard Cram, took on the cause of developing a multi-state sales tax amnesty program after discussions with Amazon Sellers. Thirteen states agreed to participate.

Alabama

Arkansas

Colorado (upcoming Amazon state)

Connecticut (Amazon state)

Kansas (Amazon state)

Kentucky (Amazon state)

Louisiana

Nebraska

New Jersey (Amazon state)

Oklahoma

Texas (Amazon state)

Utah (upcoming Amazon state)

Vermont

Eight additional are considering participation, and will indicate before August 17 start date. Some of these additional states may require a limited look-back period for back tax liability.

 This program provides a way for taxpayers with potential sales tax liability to negotiate a settlement – during the amnesty period of August 17 – October 17, 2017. Taxpayers that have not been contacted by any of the participating states will be able to apply to start remitting sales tax on relevant future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in the participating states.

Sellers have from August 17 to October 17, 2017, to file multi-state voluntary disclosure program paperwork with the MTC. For full details on the terms and conditions of this limited-time program, visit mtc.gov.

 

PROSPER will be hosting a live webinar with Richard Cram of the MTC on August 9 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern - everyone and anyone is invited to attend. 

 To register, click on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4706225711116880387

 

Other helpful links:

https://www.prospershow.com/sales-tax-amnesty/

http://www.mtc.gov/Nexus-Program/Multistate-Voluntary-Disclosure-Program

 

Bree E.
Bree E.

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