Retail Report: Bill brings online third-party sellers closer to same level as brick-and-mortar

Online third-party vendors that have until this point avoided collecting and remitting Alabama sales taxes would be closer to being on the same level as brick-and-mortar retailers under a bill approved this week by a House budget-writing committee.

HB470 makes major reforms to Alabama’s Simplified Seller Use Tax, including requiring marketplaces to either remit use tax or report sales made through third-party vendors.

The bill maintains the current tax rate for remote sellers.


The Alabama Retail Association will continue to closely evaluate this legislation and keep you informed of its progress.

Meanwhile, the state’s General Fund budget is expected to be on the floor of the House on Tuesday, and the education budget could be debated Thursday in the Senate.

Keep reading for more on these and other issues that may relate to your business.



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