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Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments for State Internet Sales Tax

January 26, 2018


The Supreme Court will decide whether to expand the power of the states to collect sales tax from online sales, which could precipitate a vast increase in internet sales tax.

Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Case

The justices announced Friday that they will take a challenge to a 1992 precedent which allows states to collect sales taxes only from those companies with a physical presence in their jurisdiction. As such, many states cannot collect sales taxes off of ecommerce behemoths like Amazon.

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