Lawmakers, Retailers See Opportunity For Federal E-Commerce Tax Legislation in 2012

The Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report filters through current state developments and analyzes those critical to multistate tax planning.

With momentum growing for federal legislation allowing states to require remote sellers to collect sales taxes on items delivered into their jurisdictions, the focus is shifting to policy issues that have kept the legislation from coming to a vote in Congress. How to craft an exemption for small businesses is one such issue; others include technological challenges and states' rights. Proponents want to have outstanding issues resolved so that they can capitalize on any opportunity to advance the legislation in 2012.