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Amazon Tax Conundrum and What it Means to the Tax Professional

March 25, 2014

Tax professionals should consider many different things when advising their clients on purchases that are made on Amazon. Elements that include the identity of the seller, the destination of the shipment as well as the type of item that is purchased will all affect the type of taxes that are charged as well as the amount of tax that is charged. In this report we will discuss what is known as the "Amazon tax conundrum" and how a tax professional should respond to take advantage of the unique situation that Amazon seems to be in while not bringing any undue pressure from the government to bear.