Medifast to start collect sales tax on online purchases

Medifast, a maker of weight-loss food products in Owings Mills, said it will begin collecting sales and use taxes on all Internet sales where applicable starting in September.

The company said it was doing so as more state legislatures and revenue agencies seek to enforce sales tax on online purchases. The company expects that enforcement trend to continue.

The company will assess the sales tax based on the shipping address provided by the customer. Consumers will see the sales tax charge at the online checkout.

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