WBUR Boston – Mass. Revokes Tax Directive For Out-Of-State Online Sellers — For Now
The department’s decision follows a lawsuit by NetChoice, a trade association representing e-commerce sites.
“The state’s decision to completely revoke its directive is as much of a win as we could have hoped for,” said Steve DelBianco, NetChoice’s executive director. “We were expecting the state to agree to an injunction delaying their directive, until the rest of the legal arguments could be heard.”
DelBianco disagrees. “[Y]ou can’t argue that accessing a website is equivalent to giving that website a physical presence in your state,” he said.