Justices' Colo. 'Amazon Tax' Ruling Could Curb Federal Suits

Law360, New York (December 5, 2014, 3:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider whether aspects of Colorado's so-called Amazon tax law are protected from challenges in federal court, in a case experts say could make it nearly impossible for businesses to challenge state tax administration practices in federal court and get answers that apply uniformly across jurisdictions.

The Direct Marketing Association says Colorado's "Amazon tax" law is particularly egregious because it forces out-of-state retailers who barely have connections to the state and are exempt from collecting state sales tax to report information about their customers' purchases to the state Department of Revenue so Colorado can collect...

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