AG Derek Schmidt asks U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers

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TOPEKA – (March 5, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 25-year-old ruling that prevents Kansas and other states from collecting sales tax from out-of-state online retailers unless the seller has a physical presence in the state. Schmidt and the attorneys general of 40 other states, two territories and the District of Columbia today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the physical-presence rule gives online retailers an unfair competitive advantage over in-state brick and mortar stores. The Colorado-led brief urges the Supreme Court to overrule the 1992 Quill v. North Dakota decision that adopted the physical-presence rule. “[W]ith the exponential growth of...

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AG Derek Schmidt asks U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers

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