Internet Taxation

01/16/2018

Graffio Tech – Supreme Court to rule whether e-retailers pay state sales tax

Graffio Tech – Supreme Court to rule whether e-retailers pay state sales tax

The dispute over South Dakota’s new tax law has drawn the attention of numerous outside groups, including the American Booksellers Association, which supports the law, and NetChoice, which opposes it. “With the advent of smartphones, many customers soon realized that, instead of buying a book from an independent bookstore and paying tax, they could buy the same book from an online retailer using their smartphones and avoid paying tax”, that group argues. “Congress should not sit on the sidelines as the Supreme Court considers this case”. “The Quill standard allows internet start-ups, as well as small and medium-sized online and brick-and-mortar businesses, to exist”, NetChoice writes.

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