"This is a disastrous decision for New Hampshire's economy and does not take into account the day-to-day challenges of running a small business", Sen. A bipartisan group of senators filed a brief in the case supporting South Dakota's effort to overturn the online sales tax ban, essentially acknowledging that the legislative body was too dysfunctional to fix the problem.
Supreme Court clears way for states to collect... That could bring $500 million or more in additional sales tax revenue to Florida, and the Legislature should require that the tax be collected. "For products like furniture, jewelry, electronics, people will likely start to shop local again", she said.
Online shoppers could find costs going up after the Supreme Court did away Thursday with a decades-old precedent limiting the ability of states to collect sales tax on certain out-of-state Internet purchases.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the court's three most conservative justices.
You will soon likely be paying more in taxes for online purchases.
"The burden will fall disproportionately on small businesses", he wrote. The big question for Amazon.com Inc.is how states will collect it. Supreme Court reversed course Thursday, saying states can charge sales tax for online purchases.
He added that the requirement for physical presence amounted to a "judicially created tax shelter" that put online firms at an advantage over their bricks-and-mortar competitors.
Brick-and-mortar stores for years have wrestled with the reality that their online competitors could effectively sell similar goods tax-free, and thus less expensively.
The retail industry hailed the decision. They said a decision in a case involving mail-order catalogues is obsolete in an era of e-commerce. In that case, Quill v. Previously, federal law stated that a state could only force an online store to collect sales tax if it had a "physical presence" in that state. Then in 2000, a national commission urged states to simplify their tax systems as a precursor to taxing remote sellers.
South Dakota is leading the legal charge, passing a law requiring the collection of sales tax on Internet vendors with at least 200 yearly transactions or $100,000 in sales to its residents. Sellers who use eBay and Etsy, which provide platforms for smaller sellers, also aren't required to collect sales tax nationwide.
Kier said it's confidential per state law to reveal any company's specific returns, meaning it's not publicly known how much that change has bolstered the city's general fund coffers. North Dakota - was "flawed on its own terms" and was especially problematic due to the rise of internet retail. Kennedy wrote that the unfairness of the tax collection situation also could be an incentive to avoid opening storefronts or distribution centers in states such as Florida, just to avoid collecting the sales tax.
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