Earlier this week, it was announced Amazon will begin charging Missouri sales tax as of February 1, 2017. The retailer will charge the state rate of 4.225 percent.
As Missouri is one of a limited number of states where Amazon does not have a physical presence, the company has not previously been required to collect and remit sales tax. However, Amazon has announced plans for expansion suggesting this change in the collection of sales tax may indicate a future presence in Missouri.
Other states impacted by the February 1, 2017 change include Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont. Amazon will begin charging Wyoming sales tax effective March 1, 2017.
Illinois and Kansas residents are accustomed to paying sales taxes on Amazon purchases as the company has fulfillment facilities in both states. Amazon also started collecting Colorado state sale taxes during the 2016 calendar year.
If tax changes in Missouri or other states raise concerns or uncertainties for your business, RubinBrown’s State and Local Tax (SALT) professionals can assist in resolving those concerns.
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