'Delivery Fees' Are the Newest Way for States to Raise Your Taxes

Since 2018, states have been able to assess sales tax collection obligations on online businesses even if they have no physical presence in that state. That’s caused a whole host of problems for smaller businesses that lack the accounting tools to manage their sales tax collection obligations in 45 states across the country — not to mention local jurisdictions. But even as reform is desperately needed in that space to forestall a rash of small business closures over tax compliance obligations their owners were unaware of or simply could not keep track of, some states are exploring ways to make the problem even worse.

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