By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
The Internet has made it so easy to sit home and shop. You can click on hundreds of online stores, browse categories, read gift guides, and find coupon codes. Some shoppers buy online because itï¿½s a way to dodge taxes and save a few bucks. Depending where you live and which online store you buy from, you may avoid the sales tax blues.
Some state laws require retailers to collect sales tax on orders shipped into those states where they have a physical presence. This includes merchants with both online and offline platforms, such as Walmart, and online-only retailers like Amazon that have warehouses or fulfillment centers in a given state. A New York State law enacted in 2008 that spurred a series of court battles highlights the importance of affiliates ( referring partners and third-party sellers) in the sales tax equation. This and similar statutes dubbed "Amazon laws" enacted elsewhere require online vendors to collect sales tax in statesRead More »from Which Online Retailers Charge Sales Tax in Your State?