Digital Commerce 360 – A landmark decision: the Supreme Court says states can force online retailers to collect sales tax
Steve DelBianco, president and CEO of e-commerce advocacy group NetChoice, says the court’s decision puts a burden on online retailers. “While a fraction of online commerce was free of sales tax before this ruling, the Supreme Court has now created an even greater imbalance by placing far greater burdens on internet shopping compared to its offline counterparts. A brick-and-mortar business won’t have to comply with the differing rules of over 12,000 tax jurisdictions, or integrate costly and complex tax software into its operations. But small web businesses will, eating away at their already razor-thin profit margins,” he says.