With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes

Three large retailers-Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg-do not, and South Dakota sued them for failing to collect taxes after the state's law went into effect. North Dakota, in 1992, when e-commerce made up a much less substantial portion of retail sales.

"In light of internet retailers' pervasive and continuous virtual presence in the states where their websites are accessible, the states have ample authority to require those retailers to collect state sales taxes owed by their customers", U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco said in a friend-of-the-court brief. They said a decision in a case involving mail-order catalogues is obsolete in an era of e-commerce.

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Alternatively, some people argue that the costs associated with being forced to comply with these new regulations could put some smaller retailers out of business entirely. The law could yet face legal challenges on other grounds, Kennedy noted.

State and local governments had grown increasingly agitated as sales from brick and mortar retailers gave way to online retail, which now comprises approximately 9.5% of the dollar value of total purchases. Forty-five of the 50 states impose sales taxes.

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South Dakota has estimated that it could take in up to $50 million a year in additional revenue with these taxes being collected.

President Donald Trump has also criticized Amazon, whose founder Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, saying that it does not collect any sales tax. Although technically consumers are required to pay sales tax on all purchases, it is practically impossible to collect without the retailer applying it at the point of sale.

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"Each year the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the states". The state enacted a law requiring out-of-state sellers to collect and send it sales taxes, but only if they deliver more than $100,000 of goods or services into the state or make 200 or more transactions.

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