eBay updated its selling community with the latest news on the status of state legislation on sales tax and marketplace facilitator laws.
Here the latest information as provided by eBay:
On the last scheduled day of the regular session, SB 689 was substantially amended to add marketplace facilitator language. The bill quickly made it through the legislative process over the next 48 hours and was signed by Governor JB Pritzker (D) on June 5. The marketplace facilitator provisions are set to go in to effect January 1, 2020.
On June 20, Governor Janet Mills (D) signed LD 1452. As a result, marketplace facilitators will be required to collect tax on sales starting October 1, 2019.
House and Senate conferees continue to negotiate various policy provisions incorporated in to the budget, including marketplace facilitator requirements. A temporary budget to extend current spending levels through the end of July was adopted.
A package of bills addressing sales tax collection requirements for marketplace facilitators and remote sellers advanced through the House Committee on Tax Policy. eBay Government Relations will continue to provide input on the legislation as it makes its way through the legislative process.
Governor Steve Sisolak (D) approved the marketplace facilitator legislation, AB 445, on June 12. The bill will take effect October 1, 2019.
Governor Roy Cooper (D) vetoed the budget bill, HB 966, which included marketplace facilitator sales tax collection requirements. The bill will go back to the Legislature for a vote to override the Governor’s veto. Should the Legislature not have the requisite votes to override the veto or reach an agreement on a budget, the current budget will remain in place.
eBay sales tax collection implementation
It looks like Maine (October 1, 2019), Nevada (October 2019) and Illinois (January 1, 2020) will be added to the list of states that eBay will collect sales tax.
To-date eBay has confirmed 27 states (which does not include the above-mentioned states), but sellers should expect to find those three states on the list soon.
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