January 12, 2018      5:17 PM
Supreme Court to hear online sales tax case
Justices to decide whether states can require out-of-state online retailers to collect their sales taxes
Court on Friday agreed to hear a case about whether states can require
out-of-state online retailers to collect their sales taxes.
agreeing to hear the case, South Dakota v. Wayfair, the court
will revisit a 1992 decision in which it ruled that states could only require
remote sellers to collect their sales taxes if the business had a physical
presence in the state.
and local governments have been pushing for a greater ability to collect sales
taxes from internet purchases in recent years, as the growth of e-commerce has
made it harder for governments to reach their revenue targets.