NCSL Digital Goods Policy Becomes Proxy Fight Over Wayfair

Law360, Nashville, Tenn. (August 8, 2019, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers at a National Conference of State Legislatures meeting voted Thursday to support federal legislation standardizing the taxation of digital goods, with New Hampshire and Delaware legislators opposing language added about the Wayfair ruling.

Lawmakers from 47 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., voted to support a resolution urging Congress to pass the Federal Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, S.B. 3581, which according to the resolution would address the taxation of digital goods and services, including online streaming services, and prevent double or discriminatory taxation. But discussion on the resolution turned primarily on the U.S. Supreme Court's Wayfair decision...

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