Selling through online marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, and Walmart has become a popular way for businesses to quickly attract new customers and increase sales. But doing business via these online marketplaces also means sellers must adhere to additional sales tax obligations and understand the tricky marketplace facilitator laws that have been introduced in the last year.
We’re bringing in our tax policy expert, Scott Peterson, to uncover the complicated rules of sales tax for marketplace sellers. Join us to hear Scott explain the basic steps to managing sales tax compliance for online sellers and how to determine who’s responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax: the marketplace facilitator or the marketplace seller.
Scott Peterson is Avalara’s Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations. Prior to Avalara, he was the first Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board—an organization devoted to making sales tax more straightforward and more uniform for the benefit of businesses. Scott also spent 10 years as the Director of the South Dakota Sales Tax Division and 12 years providing research and legal writing for the South Dakota Legislature.