Jarrell Cook

Brown administration circulates legislation to require out-of-state retailers to pay CA taxes

By Jarrell Cook, Legislative Manager, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 13, 2018

Governor Brown has circulated draft legislation (http://src.bna.com/A2A) that would require out-of-state retailers – as well as online marketplaces facilitating sales on behalf of out-of-state retailers – with sales of over $500,000 in California to collect and remit sales and use tax.

This bill comes in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Carolina v. Wayfair, which found it permissible for a state to impose an obligation to collect sales and use tax on sellers without a physical presence in the state.



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