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State Group Advises Lengthy Pause Before Collecting Online Sales Tax

July 2, 2018, 9:36 PM

A leading states’ rights advocacy group is recommending states wait until 2019 to implement economic nexus laws for sales tax collection.

“States should ensure that they are fully prepared” before beginning to enforce their sales tax laws on remote sellers” and should consider waiting until Jan. 1, 2019, “to begin sales tax collection requirements on remote sellers,” the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) said in a list of considerations.

Economic nexus models impose sales tax collection duties on retailers that rise above a specified sales threshold.

The NCSL’s list was released just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ...