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California’s New 2019 Rules for Sales & Use Tax for Out-of-State Businesses

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2018 | New Laws |

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced this week that, starting April 1, 2019, out-of-state retailers whose sales for delivery into California exceed $100,000 or 200 deliveries will be required to register with California and collect and pay over sales tax. Businesses that meet these thresholds for a single local jurisdiction will also need to collect and pay over that district’s use tax, in addition to the state tax.

The good news is, there will be no retroactive application of tax to sales made prior to April 1, 2019.

To read the CDTFA’s announcement, click here. Note, out-of-state retailers may also have an income tax obligation to California. To discuss the implications of this new tax requirement on your business, and ways to get into compliance proactively, contact one of our attorneys today.


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