Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

States stand to pocket billions as Supreme Court rules internet businesses must collect sales taxes

States also argued against the previous statute, saying that it reduced their potential revenue from sales taxes as more consumers turn to digital shopping options. He was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch.

Texas was one of 41 states that filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to remove the physical presence rule. "These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of the Commerce Clause", he wrote.

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The ruling opens the door to a new revenue stream to fill state coffers - up to $13 billion annually, according to a federal report - while imperiling a competitive advantage that e-commerce companies had over brick-and-mortar rivals that already must collect sales tax. That's because they typically have a physical store in whatever state the purchase is being shipped to.

"I feel bad for the New Hampshire-based retailers because they don't have the infrastructure in place to collect sales taxes", said Nancy Kyle, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Retail Association, a 900-member organization that didn't take a position on the tax. Amazon only charges tax for purchases made directly from the online shop, but independent sellers using the site are not required to do so. Sellers who use eBay and Etsy, which provide platforms for smaller sellers, also haven't been collecting sales tax nationwide.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of states being able to force retailers to collect sales taxes no matter where the seller operates its business. The case challenges South Dakota's application of its sales tax to internet retailers who sell into South Dakota but have no property or employees in the state. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a dissenting opinion.

South Dakota concluded in 2016 that the explosion in online sales changed the market dramatically. In what has been called the "tax case of the millennium" by the National Conference of State Legislatures, South Dakota sued Wayfair, an online furniture retailer, because the shop omitted state sales tax from its orders. Lawmakers in the state, which has no income tax, passed a law created to directly challenge the Supreme Court's 1992 decision. This system standardizes taxes to reduce administrative and compliance costs: It requires a single, state-level tax administration, uniform definitions of products and services, simplified tax rate structures, and other uniform rules. Forty-five of the 50 states impose sales taxes. The state conceded in court, however, that it could only win by persuading the Supreme Court to do away with its physical presence rule. Amazon stock is down over 1.2%.

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The case is South Dakota v. Wayfair.

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