Internet Transactions Resolution Program Announced in North Carolina

In collaboration with e-commerce retailers, the North Carolina Department of Revenue has developed the Internet Transactions Resolution Program. Participants may resolve their prior tax liability by registering for sales and use tax and agreeing to collect and remit those taxes for four years, beginning September 1, 2010. Any retailer that failed to register for sales and use tax as a result of operating an affiliate program in North Carolina at any time is eligible to participate. The Department will not assess tax, penalties or interest for periods prior to September 1, 2010 for retailers that successfully complete the program. Also, the Department will not obtain consumer information from the retailer to collect a tax liability for the period prior to September 1, 2010. The program begins on April 23, 2010. Eligible retailers must submit an election to participate by June 30, 2010. A resolution agreement must be signed by both the retailer and the Department by August 31, 2010 Internet Transactions Resolution Program, North Carolina Department of Revenue, April 23 , 2010).

Posted on June 4, 2010