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DariusIII Wrote: Jun 04, 2013 5:19 PM
How about on-line retailers simply accumulate sales receipts for each buyer, forward that data at the end of each CY to the buyer and the appropriate State department of taxation? Removes disinterested seller from transaction and places the burden on a) purchaser; b) State tax authorities.
I had the privilege last week to speak at the Sellers' Conference for Online Entrepreneurs in Seattle.

This annual event, founded a decade ago by e-commerce pioneer Skip McGrath, focuses on Internet retailers who sell their merchandise across multiple platforms (on Amazon, eBay and as well as their own websites).

My presentation, on "Cutting Edge Tax Issues for Amazon Sellers", was sponsored by Outright(r), a popular accounting and bookkeeping software product that helps online sellers keep track of their sales, expenses, inventory and profits over multiple platforms.

Here are some of the tax issues I covered:

The "Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013." This...