Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Supreme Court Ruling Means Some Online Purchases Will Cost More

Supreme Court closes online sales tax loophole Utah’s governor hails Supreme Court ruling that lets states collect sales tax on your online purchases
Mandy Jefferson | 24 June, 2018, 19:55

The 5-4 ruling is a win for states who say are missing out on billions of dollars a year from online sales tax. That precedent dates to 1967, when the court said mail-order retailers were obligated to collect sales taxes only in states in which a company had a physical presence, such as a retail store or distribution center. In criticizing Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, Trump said Amazon did not collect sales taxes.

"The old physical presence rule created these pockets where businesses were structuring and locating in states where they didn't have a lot of sales so they could sell online and sell across the border, not having to collect sales tax", North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said.

The law calls for a one-tenth percent rate cut per $20 million in new state revenue from purchases through online retailers.

Prior to Wayfair v South Dakota, businesses that didn't have a physical location in a state were not required to remit sales taxes to that state government for their sales.

Hattlestad says although taxpayers will be paying sales tax they didn't previously, that may mean the difference in avoiding increases in income tax or property tax, as government will now have those funds for operating. Reaction to the ruling is mixed Companies with a physical retail presence in states have cheered the decision since before they were at a competitive disadvantage with online sellers. He said the court had other legal tools to ensure that sales taxes don't become an "undue burden" on small businesses and startups. "Remote sellers will no longer be using the tax code as an arbitrary competitive advantage", Rob Karr, president and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, tells us. He said the court should not be doing the work of Congress, even if its earlier precedents were wrongly decided. They said local tax laws vary widely across the nation and calculating sales taxes for 10,000 local taxing jurisdictions remains a daunting task. The use tax Many states have a use tax equivalent to the sales tax that applies to online purchases but most online businesses do not comply with it.

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The South Dakota Supreme Court invalidated the law because Quill Corp. v. But it's also "much bigger than that", Jackley said. Amazon does collect on direct sales, but not indirect sales. Some states have exemptions for collecting sales tax.

"With today's ruling, all businesses will compete on a level playing field", said South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), whose state brought the challenge to the Supreme Court.

A case study Vince Kadlubek was originally happy enough when he heard of the Supreme Court ruling. South Dakota has estimated it loses about $50 million annually to e-commerce.

"I'll do what needs to be done and get it taken care of", said Dave "Lando" Landis, owner of Rocker Rags, a New Mexico-based online seller of clothing with photos and logos of rock musicians.

For as long as internet shopping has been around, the issue of sales tax has been a hot-button issue. "And it's about time".

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