Supreme Court rules 5-4 for allowing states to tax internet sales
In practical terms, this means businesses will be required to remain up to date on tax laws in 50 states (and what about cities, counties, and localities that have their own sales taxes)? That's going to be impossible for small businesses to keep up with, but large businesses will be able to handle it without any problems. And what about infamous targeted taxes, like those Seattle has placed on firearms? Yet another point of complexity.
This change strikes me as very bad policy.
Legally, I vaguely remember when Congress used the commerce clause to place a moratorium on sales taxes over the internet. Congress, of course, is the right entity to make those calls on interstate commerce, while sales taxes are appropriate for intrastate commerce. Did that get changed when I wasn't looking? I suppose it must have.
This entry was published Sun Jun 24 12:22:16 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2018-06-22 09:24:43.0.