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Is there sales tax on on-line sales? Someone told me not to report sales tax on web orders. Is that true?

Full Question: Is there sales tax on web sales? Someone told me not to report sales tax for all sales that came through my web page. Is that true? Thanks.

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Answer:

Diane Yetter photoIf you are selling tangible personal property rather than digital goods (downloaded electronic items), then if the item is subject to sales tax, then the method of ordering does not impact the taxability of the transaction. You are required to collect sales tax on all sales delivered into any state where you maintain a presence (NEXUS) and are registered to collect sales tax. If you operate in OH, then you should be collecting sales tax on all sales delivered to customers in OH regardless of how they place their order. If you have a presence (NEXUS) in any other states, you would be required to collect tax on deliveries into those states also.

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