Supreme Court ruling lets states collect sales tax from online purchases

Minnesota Brick-and Mortar Retailers Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Online Sellers

Minnesota Brick-and Mortar Retailers Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Online Sellers

"In effect, it is a judicially created tax shelter for businesses that limit their physical presence in a State but sell their goods and services to the State's consumers, something that has become easier and more prevalent as technology has advanced". Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that forces online retailers to collect sales tax just like their brick-and-mortar counterparts will be a heavy burden for smaller e-commerce businesses.

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"Today's decision means all retailers - online, local, large and small - should be treated the same when it comes to collecting sales taxes, clearing the way for a more level playing field" Brown went on. This would amount to substantial savings for shoppers.

Brick-and-mortar retailers in states are required to collect taxes on a state's behalf. North Dakota - that had blocked states from compelling retailers with no "physical presence" in that state to collect sales taxes.

Quill is a precedent that traditional retailers have sought to overturn for 20 years - because they believe it gives e-commerce sellers an unfair price advantage. Before that, retailers didn't have to collect state sales taxes if it was shipping items to someone in a state where the business didn't have a physical presence. Avalara helps companies around the world comply with sales tax laws using automation software.

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"At this time, the Department is reviewing the ruling and its impact on Florida sales tax", a Revenue spokeswoman said. "Although some large online retailers like Amazon already collect sales taxes, smaller vendors don't". "These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of the Commerce Clause". Online shopping may be convenient, but it's had a negative impact on our Main Street merchants who have always been required to charge a sales tax. "We are proud to have been a part of the effort that resulted in yesterday's decision". "A virtual showroom can show far more inventory, in far more detail, and with greater opportunities for consumer and seller interaction than might be possible for local stores".

Many locally owned businesses in Vermont have hoped for a change in the law.

"I want to stress that we're not looking at this as an additional revenue stream".

The judgement levels the playing field between online and physical retailers and offers relief for USA states looking for additional revenue.

"I don't know that it'll change my business so much, but I think it will be enormously helpful for local government to recapture that tax revenue", he said.

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