The new PA tax law will encourage voluntary compliance on out-of-state purchases made online. Examples of items subject to use tax are appliances, books and stationary, computers, jewelry, luggage/ handbags, televisions, etc.
The York Daily Records article reads:
“Cyber shoppers in Pennsylvania this holiday season better save their receipts and check them twice, because the Department of Revenue is adding a line to the PA-40 personal income tax return asking individuals to pay taxes for online purchases.”
The Post- Gazzett reports:
“Technically, Pennsylvania taxpayers are already required to pay the 6 percent statewide sales tax (7 percent in Allegheny County) on goods they buy online, but it has never been enforced. The state will begin enforcement next year as part of efforts to recoup some of the estimated $380 million in lost tax revenues.”
For full articles see New Pennsylvania tax laws could affect online purchases – The York Daily Record. and Pa. has its eye on Internet sales tax- Pittsburgh Post- Gazette by Timothy McNulty |11/28/11.
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