Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) essentially confirmed what the ACMA and its Tax Committee have worked diligently for ever since the US Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair in June 2018: namely that federal legislation is badly needed for the sake of both the states and remote marketers.
The GAO has spent the past few years researching a report it released today called “Remote Sales Tax: Federal Legislation Could Resolve Some Uncertainties and Improve Overall System.” Along with the CEO of an ACMA member company, the GAO on June 14, 2022, testified before the Senate Finance Committee, sharing its initial observations from the report.
The GAO has worked with ACMA and some of our members along the way to gauge the difficulty so many remote marketers are having in the post-Wayfair retail climate – namely, dealing with 10,000-plus different sales tax rates and the enormous complexities that come with it.
We urge you to read the full report or the summary. If you haven’t already, we also suggest you review ACMA’s Remote Sales Tax Collection page. Our Tax Committee, which meets regularly, will continue its hard work in engaging Congress to pass federal legislation.
We will keep you abreast of our progress and may turn to you and others in the industry for your help in convincing your local legislators.