Amazon to tax items sold in Hawaii
Amazon said Wednesday it will begin collecting general excise tax on items sold in Hawaii.
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Amazon said Wednesday it will begin collecting general excise tax on items sold in Hawaii. That leaves two states with statewide sales taxes — Idaho and Maine — in which the e-retail behemoth doesn’t have agreements to collect.
“Amazon will begin collecting sales tax in the state of Hawaii beginning April 1, 2017,” the company wrote in a statement provided to Bloomberg BNA.
The details behind Amazon’s decision to collect taxes in Hawaii are still unclear, but it comes as the Legislature is mulling several online retail tax-related bills. On March 7, the Hawaii Senate passed SB 620, which would expand the scope of “engaging in business” to include retailers with in-state gross receipts of $100,000 or more for the purposes of a general excise tax.
The Hawaii governor’s office said it didn’t have any additional comment.
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