Tax collection for orders shipped to North Carolina State – Effective February 1, 2020


Based on changes to North Carolina State tax law, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting (as the taxpayer) sales and use tax for all orders shipped to customers in North Carolina on February 1, 2020.

Your existing tax calculation settings, order details, and payments reporting will update automatically to reflect Amazon’s responsibility. Changes to your tax settings or seller account are not required.

You may consider working with your tax advisor to determine if your business has any other ongoing tax remittance or reporting obligations. Answers to common questions, information about your reporting options, and links to individual state resources are available in the Marketplace Tax Collection FAQ.

Should I report sales tax

YEAH!!! At last! No more tedious sales tax calculations!


So what states are left that need to sign on board?


My current list of 7 states (plus PR) sorted by population with a sales tax but no marketplace tax law yet:

Puerto Rico


Georgia start marketplace facilitator tax collection April 1. Louisiana might by July 1. Florida might by October 1.


Any news on the Illinois ROT tax? Has Amazon made any progress on collecting this tax or are we still on our own?


A Florida accountant, told me Amazon collect sales tax, every seller is responsable and must send their tax report (by counties, locations) to each state.


@WestStore I would find a new Florida accountant. They are giving very, very bad information.


JwsMarket, why Taxjar, Avalara offer tax reports for theses FBA states?


@WestStore because big companies still use Avalara to calculate sales tax.

Because people sell outside of Amazon or other sites that handle Marketplace taxes.


@JwsMarket Taxjar offer this reports to Amazon Sellers for Amazon


Very hard for them to make money by telling people they don’t have to pay taxes.


You forgot Delaware




Illinois started collecting 1/1/2020.


I believe Delaware doesn’t have a sales tax, unless something has changed. I never had to pay sales tax when I shopped there in the past.


Google says Delaware doesn’t have a sales tax , but it does impose a gross receipts tax on businesses. It’s a percentage of total receipts from goods sold and services rendered within the state. This tax ranges from 0.0945% to 0.7468% as of 2020.


Thanks for the info. I didn’t know that


Sure @WestStore, and I bet they have lost a lot of business in the last year or so. Sellers that either had to or drank the cool aid need to continue until they can get themselves out.

There are some states that still require sellers to register if they pass a threshold, including Marketplace sales. We have not crossed any of these, and when I was reading most of their “laws” a year ago, they did not meet the WayFair rules.

If you are still concerned about it, try a different accountant. One that knows about online sales and tax obligations.

I am not a lawyer, tax specialist, nor do I play one on TV. I have not slept in a Holiday Inn Express recently.


Nope. Illinois started using Amazon Marketplace for sales tax collection starting 1/1. Amazon does not collect the Retailers Occupation Tax that Illinois also charges. Amazon sent out an email earlier this year explaining that Illinois sellers are on their own when it comes to the ROT tax situation. The email also said that they are working on a solution. Below is a quote from the Amazon notice:

What taxes will be calculated on third-party orders shipped to Illinois?

Amazon will calculate and remit (as the taxpayer) state use tax on all your orders but will not calculate and remit ROT.

What tax am I as a seller responsible for on orders shipped to Illinois?

If ROT is the appropriate tax for an order, you may continue to have an obligation to remit the ROT even though you cannot calculate and collect the full ROT rate on your Illinois orders through the Tax Calculation Service and Amazon remits the use tax collected on those orders. Your responsibility depends on your business obligations. Please consult your professional tax advisor to determine the impacts of Illinois’ marketplace facilitator legislation on your business.