Quote Originally Posted by drj52 View Post
My reply was specifically about eBay sales. If a company or individual only sells on eBay, they are not required to apply for any licenses for sales tax collection.
I assume that's because eBay collects the sales tax for them. Frankly, it;s easier for the states as well. They don't have to deal with thousands of extra entities. Plus it assures they get the sales tax. Individuals won't bother to collect or pay it. Also, how does let's say the state of New Jersey collects sales tax from a seller in California who sold a $100 item to a guy in NJ? This way they get the tax once a month or quarterly from eBay for all sellers around the world for sales to NJ buyers. It's a sweet deal for the states.