States Concerns About Ecommerce Taxation

The exponential growth of electronic commerce poses a daunting challenge to taxing authorities’ traditional approaches to both direct and indirect taxation in the United States. Such potential growth has many federal, state and local government officials worried that they are not adequately prepared to tax this flood of new commerce. Additionally, elected officials from jurisdictions around the country have expressed concern about the possible loss of revenue as e-commerce continues to grow. This article addresses the following issues, state concerns about E-commerce taxation, steps taken by various state tax authorities with regard to E-commerce taxation, and what are the possible solutions for the proper regulation and implementation of E-commerce tax

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the various state concerns about E-commerce taxation?
What steps have been taken by various state tax authorities with regard to E-commerce taxation?
What are the possible solutions for the proper regulation and implementation of E-commerce tax?

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