HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Revenue continues to respond to changing consumer-shopping trends by securing an agreement with online retailer Wayfair Inc. to begin collecting the state's 6 percent sales tax, acting Secretary C. Daniel Hassell announced today.
"Consumers are increasingly buying online and the Department of Revenue is adapting with agreements like this that benefit taxpayers and the commonwealth," said Acting Secretary Hassell.
Wayfair, the 16th largest online retailer in the U.S., began collecting sales tax on purchases in Pennsylvania on May 1. The agreement is expected to provide millions of dollars in sales tax collections for the commonwealth in the future.
"Agreements with online retailers to collect the state sales tax help to level the playing field across the retail industry and will provide additional revenue as the commonwealth works to address a $3 billion budget deficit," said Hassell. "I thank Wayfair for working with us."
Last year the department announced an agreement with online home-sharing company Airbnb to collect the state's hotel occupancy tax.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Revenue