The Sales Tax May Be Coming to the Internet6/25/18 | By: David N. Milner, Esq.
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its 1992 ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. States may now require internet sellers to collect sales tax on goods shipped into their state even if the seller does not maintain a physical presence in that state. Previously a physical presence was required.
The ability to avoid paying sales tax has made internet purchases very appealing to consumers. Not only will this ruling open the door for states that are starved for cash to increase their revenues, it will put local brick and mortar retailers on a more equal footing with their big-box competitors.
Are Ebay sellers next?
Contact the head of GDB's Tax Law practice, David N. Milner, for more information.