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ND has collected $27 million in sales tax from on-line retailers

Dec 17, 2019

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger testifies before the interim Tribal Taxation Committee.
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Since the US Supreme Court decision, requiring on-line retailers to submit state and local sales taxes, North Dakota has collected $27 million.

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger gave that information to the Legislature's interim Tribal Taxation committee. Rauschenberger said more than 5700 on-line retailers have registered to remit the tax. And he said expects collections to continue to grow.

"It is the convenience, even with the level playing field now between brick-and-mortar and on line," Rauschenberger said. "That convenience factor is still driving a lot of people to on line sales. It's just the way things are going."

Rauschenberger said nationally, on “Cyber Monday,” sales via the Internet nationally were $9.4 billion – up from $8 billion in 2018.