U.S. Supreme Court agrees with states on collection of online sales tax

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TOPEKA – (June 21, 2018) – The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with Kansas and other states in overturning the “physical presence” rule that had prevented states from collecting sales tax from online retailers based outside the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. In a 5-4 decision, the high court agreed with the states that the physical presence rule, which had been established by previous court decisions in 1967 and 1992 before the advent of modern internet commerce, was flawed. “The physical presence rule has ‘been the target of criticism over many years from many quarters,’” the majority wrote. The previous court decisions “created an inefficient ‘online sales tax loophole’ that gives out-of-state businesses an advantage. … Each year,...

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees with states on collection of online sales tax

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