US Asks To Argue For Internet State Tax Before High Court

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT) -- U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow the U.S. to present oral arguments in South Dakota’s effort to require use tax from out-of-state internet sellers, saying the U.S. has a substantial interest in a ruling that will “significantly affect the functioning of the national economy and the states’ financial stability.”

In a motion on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Francisco said the legal standard set by two previous cases, that retailers must have a physical presence in a state before they can be compelled to collect and remit use tax to that state, was based...

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