Virginia joins crowd in demanding sales tax collection

Virginia sales tax collection

Virginia sales tax collection

Amazon begins sales tax collection

Virginia passed a law requiring  collection of sales taxes by large online retailers like Amazon.

Virginia has become the latest state to start requiring large online retailers to begin sales tax collection from Virginia residents. This new law went into effect as of September 1st, 2013. The Virginia state sales tax of 5.3% now applies to out-of-state sellers that maintain a distribution center, warehouse, fulfillment center, office, or similar location in Virginia that facilitates the delivery of tangible personal property.

Amazon for example now needs to collect sales taxes from Virginia residents because it has two large distribution centers in the state. This law does have an exemption for retailers that have less than $1 million a year in revenue.

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