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Christie signs e-commerce tax bill

Thursday, July 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Christie signs e-commerce tax bill (07/03/14)

Gov. Chris Christie signed A-3486 on Monday — a supplemental piece of legislation in the 2015 state budget that contains a component regarding sales tax and certain independent contractors, also called a "Click-Through Nexus." The bill states that "sellers using commissioned physically present independent contractors to market in-state sales, online or otherwise, invoke the duty to collect sales tax if cumulative sales through those contractors exceed $10,000 for the prior four calendar quarters."

Currently, purchases made online are subject to sales tax just as any purchases made at brick-and-mortar retailers in New Jersey are; however, when an online-only retailer fails to collect the tax, the consumer then acquires the responsibility of reporting the purchase on his personal state income tax return.
While not a new tax or tax increase, A-3486 will implement fairness regarding e-commerce and sales tax between online-only and brick-and-mortar retailers.

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