It started here in Colorado on November 1st. It’s not a federal law. It’s due to a Supreme Court ruling, which now gives the states the ability to enforce collection of state sales tax on internet sales. Which, by the way, you were always technically supposed to pay sales tax on all your online purchases. But that was not easy to enforce, because it was up to the consumer to pay the tax to their state, and no one did it.
“The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which exempted online retailers from having to collect tax on orders placed by residents of states where retailers did not have a physical presence.”
I for one am happy to see this FINALLY happen. Levels the playing field for everyone. You should support local businesses. I buy my games from Game Exchange, even before the tax collection rules went into place. The states that haven’t caught on soon will. Of course, those of you that live in states with no sales tax, enjoy........
There is software and companies out there that can help businesses with this tax collection process.