December 23, 2020

A Visual History of Sales Tax Collection at


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The last several years have brought big changes to sales tax collection for purchases made at and other e-retail websites. As recently as 2011, Amazon was only collecting sales tax on its direct sales in five states–a fact that gave the company a competitive edge over brick and mortar stores during a critical time in its growth. Today, Amazon is collecting state-level sales taxes on all its direct sales but, in a few states, it still fails to collect tax on sales it makes through the Amazon Marketplace. Florida, Kansas, and Missouri are the only remaining holdouts that have failed to require tax collection by Amazon Marketplace and other large online marketplaces, such as Etsy and eBay.

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