SCOTUS will hear a case on internet sales tax

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state of South Dakota’s argument that a 26-year-old tax-related ruling be overturned, which could free state and local governments to collect billions in internet sales tax, according to a report today from Bloomberg. The 1992 ruling, from Quill v. North Dakota, centered on a mail-order business and inadvertently set a far-reaching precedent for e-commerce companies by only allowing states to collect sales tax from businesses with a “physical presence” in a given state. Critics of the ruling have long decried the clause by saying it makes no sense in the age of Amazon and internet e-commerce, and that it disadvantages brick-and-mortar retailers and state and local governments. South... Continue reading…

SCOTUS will hear a case on internet sales tax

One of the benefits of internet shopping for many consumers is not having to pay sales tax. But the Supreme Court has just agreed to hear South Dakota v. Wayfair, which may reverse ...

Sun 14 Jan 18 from Engadget

Supreme Court will weigh letting states collect tax on ecommerce sales

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., a challenge to a decades-old ruling that has exempted sales by ecommerce companies from collecting state and local sales tax, ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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