(Neb)-Nebraska Moving Forward On Online Sales Tax Collection
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - More online retailers are planning to collect Nebraska sales tax this year, so residents might see their totals rise a bit when they check out.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year validated a South Dakota law that requires large online retailers to collect sales tax and Nebraska took steps to prepare to take advantage of the ruling.
Nebraska Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton says New Year's Day was the deadline for larger online retailers to start collecting sales tax with the state planning to enforce the law on businesses with more than $100,000 worth of sales or at least 200 separate transactions in Nebraska during the year.
The largest online retailer, Amazon, began voluntarily collecting sales tax on purchases by Nebraska residents two years ago.
State law has required Nebraskans buying items on line to pay the sales tax, either through the retailer or on their own state income tax return, but few ever followed the latter requirement.
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