Sunday, January 8, 2012

States charging tax for digital downloads

I am always interested by e-commerce. Here is a list of states charging tax on digital downloads:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona
  3. Colorado
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Connecticut
  6. Hawaii
  7. Indiana
  8. Kentucky
  9. Louisiana
  10. Maine
  11. Mississippi
  12. Nebraska
  13. New Jersey (BOO!)
  14. New Mexico
  15. North Carolina
  16. South Dakota
  17. Rhode Island
  18. Tennessee
  19. Texas
  20. Utah
  21. Washington
  22. Wisconsin
  23. Wyoming
Source: http://taxes.about.com/od/statetaxes/a/sales-tax-for-digital-downloads.htm

So far on-line stores only have to charge tax in states where they have a physical presence. This is why most of us can shop tax-free at Amazon.

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