Bigcommerce Adds Automated US Sales Tax Setup
Cloud-based ecommerce platform Bigcommerce has released a feature which automatically calculates US sales tax at checkout.
A new sales tax wizard powered by Avalara automatically calculates sales tax for orders from states where the merchant is required to collect it, and adds the correct amount at checkout.
Currently merchants are only required to collect sales tax in states where they have a physical location, but if the Marketplace Fairness Act becomes law, retailers will be required to charge tax in every US state. Sales tax can apply at state, county and city levels, creating more than 10,000 US sales tax jurisdictions.