Nexus and the Internet

The Web remains a puzzle for sales and use tax


As states struggle to find ways to replace declining revenue caused by a slower-than-expected economic recovery, evolving technology has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. It has made it easier for taxpayers -- and states -- to collect or pay tax based on sales in more than 10,000 sales tax jurisdictions, while generating sales tax issues such as click-through nexus and software sales that weren't even thought of prior to the advent of the Internet.

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