Bloomberg Tax
Dec. 22, 2022, 9:57 PM

States Wary of Congressional Intrusion on Sales Tax Authority

Michael J. Bologna
Michael J. Bologna
Staff Correspondent

Federal efforts to act on state sales tax policy could arise in the new year as inconsistencies across the 45 sales tax states continue to plague retailers, the director of a multistate tax harmony pact warned Thursday.

At a meeting of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Executive Director Craig Johnson highlighted a November report from the US Government Accountability Office that recounted the complex patchwork of state sales tax laws and rules confronted by remote sellers operating in multiple states.

Given the challenges, particularly for small online sellers, the GAO recommended that Congress consider imposing national guidelines that might ...

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