Justices Say States Can Make Online Retailers Collect Sales, Use Tax

Law360 (June 21, 2018, 10:51 AM EDT) -- Internet retailers can now be required to collect sales and use tax in states in which they lack a physical presence, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota's closely watched case against Wayfair, overturning 26 years of precedent barring states from taxing out-of-state sellers. 

The high court has found for South Dakota in its closely watched case against Wayfair, ruling the state's 2016 law mandating that certain out-of-state sellers must collect and remit tax is permissible under the commerce clause. (AP) By a 5-4 vote, the court found for South Dakota, saying its 2016 law mandating that certain out-of-state sellers must collect and...

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