HB 61: Sales and use tax; certain retailers to either collect and remit or notify purchaser and state; requireVoted on Wednesday February 15, 2017
John Pezold's thoughts
This bill is an extension of the E-fairness legislation passed a few years back. It requires stores with a presence in Georgia to collect sales tax on purchases.
--Requires that sales tax must be assessed or document for AMOUNT DUE sent to companies at the end of the year if:
-----A company has over $250,000 in gross revenue, OR
-----Conducts 200 or more separate retail sales
--Applies to tangible goods delivered electronically or physically in Georgia
--Requires documents to be sent to purchasers who made at least one single purchase of $500 or more
--Allows Dept. of Revenue to take someone to court for a judgement if there is belief they are not in compliance
I voted NO because when the original legislation for E-Fairness passed a few years ago, it was supposed to be followed up with a tax off-set. The off-set still has not been passed, let alone proposed. I felt we should address the concerns of the first edition passed before adding to it.More information on legis.ga.gov
The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.
|Did not vote||5||2.8%|