If you’ve ever sold an item in a store in the United States, we’re willing to bet you’ve managed the collection and payment of sales tax. Of the 50 United States, 43 states and Washington, D.C. charge some amount of sales tax on in-person purchases.
When it comes to e-commerce, however, the rules are a bit different, and remote sellers need to keep an eye on regulations. For years, online retailers weren’t required to charge sales tax for states in which they were not located. Savvy shoppers flocked to online sellers to purchase items sales tax-free. However, as online sales continue to grow exponentially and in-person sales dwindle in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales tax laws have changed.