WHAT DOES THE NEW SUPREME COURT DECISION MEAN FOR PEOPLE SELLING GOODS OVER THE INTERNET? I DON’T KNOW YET
I haven’t had time yet to read the Supreme Court’s opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the decision issued last week on the ability of a state to collect sales tax from a seller who has no physical presence within the state. I don’t trust (and neither should you) any mainstream media reports about what a Supreme Court opinion says. I’ll try to summarize the opinion after I have read it.
In the meantime, however, here’s a link to a post that describes the practical problems faced by businesses who sell products or services in more than one state. Those problems will now be visited upon businesses selling over the internet, at least to the extent that individual states are going to try to collect sales tax from such businesses. More on that later, as well.
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