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June 26, 2018

Supreme Court Rules Out-Of-State Retailers Must Collect Sales Tax

On Thursday, June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in the Wayfaircase overturning the Quill decision and allowing states to require out-of-state/on-line sellers to collect state sales taxes. The case is considered a huge victory for brick-and-mortar businesses.

However, the practical, immediate outcome of the case could be a “wild-wild west” situation in which the states individually begin the process of collecting the tax causing some confusion for on-line venders and states alike. This situation could compel Congress to pass legislation that would streamline the sales tax collection processes going forward.

Click here to read the ruling and stay tuned to Connecting the Dots as states begin to tackle the implications of this ruling.