High Court Settles Only Part Of 'Amazon Tax' Debate

Law360, New York (March 3, 2015, 8:59 PM EST) -- Retailers scored a key victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that reporting requirements for Colorado's "Amazon tax" law can be challenged in federal court, but the ruling may not have opened the litigation floodgates because it does not address a judicial doctrine that cautions federal courts against interfering with state fiscal operations.

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal Tax Injunction Act — which bars federal courts from hearing taxpayer lawsuits against state tax assessments or enforcements — doesn't block a retail trade association from challenging Colorado's use tax notice and reporting requirements on out-of-state...

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