CBJ to collect taxes from internet sales

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The ordinance allows Juneau to follow the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Code.

    The CBJ joined the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Commission in November.  The CBJ expects to collect between $800,000 and $1 million per year from this tax.

    It also complies with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota vs Wayfair.  The Commission developed an administered what they claim is a compliant remote sales tax system.

    Brick and mortar business have long complained that out of state vendors and business had an advantage with online sales as they didn't have to charge or collect any sales taxes on items sold to Juneau residents.

    The ordinance gives the CBJ authority to assess, collect and remit remote sales tax.  The CBJ also has the authority to establish and modify local sales tax rates and exemptions.

     

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