California Enforces Online Sales Tax, But Most Subscription Sites Selling Online Content Do Not Have to Collect

This Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, California will begin enforcing its online sales tax law. That means that eCommerce retailers with more than a million
This Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, California will begin enforcing its online sales tax law. That means that eCommerce retailers with more than a million in sales in California will have to collect sales tax from customers. (Interestingly, this has led to a buying frenzy on Amazon by some California residents.) But most websites selling online subscriptions for digital content or access shouldn't be affected. That's because the law applies to "tangible personal property." Sales and Use tax…...

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