Will Calif. Internet Sales Tax Hurt Your Business?

Will California’s internet sales tax become a reality? Like many online retailers, Amazon’s tax policy has been a great for consumer’s wallets, as California residents don’t pay any sales tax (unless they report it on their tax returns) on online purchases. But, this might change soon. The California Assembly has approved AB 155, or the “Amazon tax” bill . The bill, if signed into law, would force online retailers like Amazon to collect sales tax from customers even if all they have in the state are affiliates. Is this going to be a boon for small businesses – or a bust? This same debate has been raging nationwide.