Streamlined Sales Tax Project will develop
measures to design, test and implement
a sales and use tax system that radically
simplifies sales and use taxes.
Streamlined Sales Tax Project is an effort
created by state governments, with input
from local governments and the private
sector, to simplify and modernize sales
and use tax collection and administration.
The Project’s proposals include
tax law simplifications, more efficient
administrative procedures, and emerging
technologies to substantially reduce the
burden of tax collection. The Project’s
proposals are focused on improving sales
and use tax administration systems for
both Main Street and remote sellers for
all types of commerce.
states and the District of Columbia are
involved in the Project. Forty-five states
and the District of Columbia impose a
sales and use tax.
Project was organized in March 2000. The
Project is conducting its work through
a steering committee with co-chairs, and
a number of work groups. Project participants
are generally state revenue department
administrators but there are also representatives
of state legislatures and local governments.
Businesses ? including national retailers,
trade associations, manufacturers, direct
marketers, telecommunications companies,
leasing companies, technology companies,
printers, accounting firms, and others
have actively participated in the Project
by offering expertise and input, reviewing
proposals, suggesting language, and testifying
at public hearings