In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Paul Rafelson to discuss the issue of whether or not 3rd party sellers should collect sales tax on Amazon.

Listen Now and You’ll Discover

  • Why this issue isn’t just about sales tax and what that means for your business
  • Why the states’ attempts to go after sellers are unconstitutional and what you should (or shouldn’t) do if you are contacted by a state
  • Why the Online Merchants Guild was formed and how being a member could benefit your business

Today’s Guest

Paul Rafelson is a tax attorney representing online merchants. Prior to advising online merchants, Paul spent over 12 years defending Fortune 100 companies in complex state tax litigation matters, spending most of his career as in-house tax counsel for Microsoft, Walmart and General Electric. Paul holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from New York University (“NYU”), a J.D. and M.B.A. from Villanova University, and a Bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Paul is an adjunct professor at Pace Law School in New York where he teaches a state and local tax constitutional law course.

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