BNA Bloomberg – Court Filings Duel Over South Dakota’s New Online Sales Tax
In the meantime, NetChoice Executive Director Steve DelBianco believes the litigation may place other states in a holding pattern as the cases play out in South Dakota.
“Filing in South Dakota was intended to get in front of what other states may do and to deter other states from taking up similar measures,” he told Bloomberg BNA April 29. “They would have to get in line as this moves its way through the courts. And it’s a sensible approach for a state that wants to avoid a protracted legal battle that someone else has already begun.”
As for congressional action, DelBianco anticipates that “stakeholders, businesses for the most part, will complain about the states trying to go it alone, creating tax obligations in an unworkable patchwork. And that might increase congressional attention to a federal legislative solution.”