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Streamlined Sales Tax States Explore Online Tax Filing Portal

May 24, 2022, 10:46 PM

Online sellers would have an easier time looking up state and local sales tax rates and filing returns under a pair of initiatives approved Tuesday by the governing board of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, a compact harmonizing sales tax codes.

The board gave informal approval to a plan directing executive director Craig Johnson to explore options for a “voluntary online tax filing portal” and a “state rate and boundary look up application.” Both are long-term initiatives that would reduce tax compliance burdens on retailers selling goods into the 24 full and associate members of the streamlined ...