The District of Columbia passed—subject to congressional oversight—tax legislation that ultimately may affect sales and use tax nexus standards throughout the United States. The District of Columbia’s Main Street Tax Fairness Act, which is part of its fiscal 2012 budget, authorizes the District to enforce sales tax on non-physically present sellers under certain circumstances. In this A Pinch of SALT, Sutherland SALT attorneys Steve Kranz, Jeff Friedman, Michele Borens and Charlie Kearns discuss the Act’s requirements and explore the implications of the Act on the nationwide debate over sales and use tax collection.


Read “D.C.’s Attempt to Force Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax,” reprinted with permission from the July 11, 2011 issue of State Tax Notes.