Boston Globe – E-commerce group sues Baker administration over plan to tax online retailers

Boston Globe – E-commerce group sues Baker administration over plan to tax online retailers

“State tax collectors must have been working in a dark basement in Boston, since they developed and adopted this regulation without public comment or even a single public hearing,” NetChoice executive director Steve DelBianco said in a prepared statement. “Our lawsuit brings all this into the open, and we believe a little sunshine will expose the legal flaws and unintended consequences on Massachusetts businesses.”

NetChoice also argues that the directive violates a 1992 US Supreme Court decision known as “Quill” that requires an out-of-state seller to have a physical presence in a state to be responsible for collecting sales taxes.

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