Amazon has told third-party sellers that it will soon start collecting sales tax on shipments to Pennsylvania.
Starting April 1, "Amazon will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax for orders shipped to customers" in Pennsylvania, the company said in its seller central portal, which is only available to marketplace merchants. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the policy.
Pennsylvania is just the second state, following Amazon's home state of Washington, that's part of a new service called "Marketplace Tax Collection," which CNBC reported on in November. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania passed a bill last year requiring internet retailers to charge and collect sales tax, leveling the playing field for physical stores.