*Georgia repealed its notice and reporting option, effective April 28, 2019*
Effective Date: January 1, 2019; January 1, 2020 for $100,000 or 200 transactions
Threshold: $100,000 or 200 or more sales (Georgia enacted legislation to lower its sales threshold from $250,000 to $100,000)
Measurement Date: Previous or current calendar year
Includable Transactions: Retail sales of tangible personal property delivered electronically or physically, whether taxable or exempt; Marketplace sales excluded from the threshold for individual sellers
When You Need to Register Once You Exceed the Threshold: Next transaction
Effective January 1, 2019, Georgia has enacted economic nexus and reporting requirements legislation. This is in addition to the Click-Through and Affiliate Nexus enacted in 2012. The legislation creates a bright-line nexus rule for any seller who:
Sellers meeting one of the above requirements are required to register to collect and remit sales tax in Georgia or comply with the following reporting requirements:
The sales and use tax statement must:
Failure to provide the notice required at the time of sale will subject the seller to a penalty of $5.00 for each failure. Failure to send a sales and use tax statement to a purchaser will subject the seller to a penalty of $10.00 for each failure. Failure to file a copy of a sales and use tax statement with the DOR will subject the seller to a penalty of $10.00 for each failure.
The legislation also states that the DOR may bring an action for a declaratory judgment in any superior court against any person it believes meets the definition of dealer provided in the legislation in order to establish that the collection obligation is applicable and valid. If such action presents a question for judicial determination related to the constitutionality of the imposition of taxes upon such a dealer, the court shall, upon motion, enjoin the state from enforcing the collection obligation against such a dealer. The superior court shall act on such declaratory judgment action and issue a final decision in an expeditious manner. (H.B. 61, effective January 1, 2019)
UPDATE: Georgia enacted legislation, H.B. 182, that lowered the sales economic nexus threshold from $250,000 to $100,000, but kept the 200 transactions threshold unchanged, effective January 1, 2020.
UPDATE: Georgia repealed its notice and reporting option, effective April 28, 2019 (the date of Governor’s approval). A remote seller that has met one of the thresholds for calendar year 2019, and has complied with the notice requirements prior to April 28, 2019, may no longer meet its remote seller obligations by continuing to comply with the notice requirements. A remote seller that exceed the state’s economic nexus thresholds must start collecting and remitting Georgia sales tax on its taxable sales on or before July 1, 2019. For more information, you can read Georgia’s Policy Bulletin SUT-2019-02.