Michigan residents who buy from Amazon.com and other online stores will be forced to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax starting October 1 of this year.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the so-called "Main Street Fairness" legislation (Public Acts 553 and 554 of 2014) into law this Thursday. It will require Internet retailers with a "physical presence" in Michigan to collect and remit sales tax on Michigan purchases. Internet retailers subject to this law include Amazon, Overstock.com and eBay, among others.