Sales Tax News



Payless 4           Plumbing


Need updated sales tax rates in Vision Point or other programs we can help.  We also can produce 1099 forms.  Need help documenting sales for a sales tax audit we are experienced at that.

Interested in California Sales Tax.

Interested In Nevada Sales Tax.


From Avalara

Amazon tax

Ecommerce merchants, like, have made it relatively easy to make purchases without paying sales tax. Since Amazon started in the mid-1990s, online shoppers throughout the country have been able to shop tax-free without leaving home (though, remember, most of those people still technically owe use tax). Initially, the company was only required to collect sales tax in Washington State, where it was founded.

Yet itís getting harder and harder to avoid sales tax when shopping at Amazon. One reason for this is the expansion of Amazonís physical presence by way of fulfillment centers, call centers, and offices. A physical presence in a state creates nexus, or a sales tax obligation.

Another reason is the explosion of state online sales tax laws, also known as Amazon tax laws, which most often impose sales tax on retailers generating sales through in-state affiliates.

As a result of physical expansion and state online sales tax laws, Amazon now collects in 20 states. Had Amazon not severed its relationship to affiliates in Maine, Minnesota and Missouri, it would be collecting in those states, too. It will start collecting Florida sales tax in May 2014 and is expected to collect Maryland sales tax later this year. Amazon will collect South Carolina sales tax beginning January 2016.

From the state of Florida

Florida Taxes - A Quick Look

Major taxes collected in Florida include sales and use tax, intangible tax and corporate income taxes. Information regarding these and additional taxes can be located from the list below. There is no personal income tax in Florida.

  • Florida Sales Tax: Florida sales tax rate is 6%.
  • Florida State Tax: Florida does not have a state income tax.
  • Florida Corporate Income Tax: Corporations that do business and earn income in Florida must file a corporate income tax return (unless they are exempt).
  • Florida Property Tax: Florida Property Tax is based on market value as of January 1st that year.

Like most states Florida charges a use tax.

Use Tax

State sales tax needs to be paid for internet or other out-of-state purchases, even if no tax was charged at the time of purchase, or were charged at a rate less than the Florida sales and use tax rate. While this includes taxable items bought in Florida, it mostly applies to items bough outside of the state which were brought in or delivered. Florida residents are required to report these sales and pay the use tax on them personally.


The add on is in addition to the 6%