New Law Changes Online Sales Tax Collection

Jan 1, 2019

Now that it’s 2019, shopping online in Georgia will cost more.

Starting Jan. 1, online out-of-state sellers would have to either collect sales taxes on purchases or send “tax due” notes to people who spend at least $500. 

State and local governments could gain about $500 million a year in new tax revenue.

The law applies to companies with a gross yearly revenue of more than $250 million or those making 200 sales a year.

The change is the result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June allowing Georgia and other states to start collecting these taxes.

Georgia’s state sales tax is 4 percent, plus any county or city taxes.