New Mass. Sales Tax Requirements May Hike Price Of Orders Made Online

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NATICK, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts has implemented new sales tax requirements on some online purchases.

The tax—which went into effect on October 1—is 6.25 percent on goods from “out-of-state ‘remote’ sellers and marketplace facilitators,” according to the state’s website.

According to the state, remote sellers and marketplaces must collect taxes on Massachusetts sales that “exceed $100,000 in a calendar year.”

Some consumers in the Commonwealth have criticized the tax.

“I think it’s a little ridiculous that the state wants to tax every single thing they possibly can,” one consumer said. “Leave our shopping alone.”

However, others think that the tax is helpful for locally-owned businesses.

“I think it’s probably better for local businesses, but I think there will be a lot of disappointed shoppers that shop on Amazon,” another consumer said.

Meanwhile, Amazon—a popular destination for online shoppers— has opened a retail pop-up store at Natick Mall.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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