Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case

Jenny Kane  Associated Press

Officials say that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that retailers must collect sales tax from buyers in other states could mean more than $200 million a year to IL.

The Supreme Court's opinion, given by Justice Anthony Kennedy, ruled that the physical presence rules upheld in the 1992 Quill Corp. v.

"Retailers have been waiting for this day for more than two decades", Shay said.

Despite some reports, however, this is not about imposing new taxes - but rather about closing an unfair tax loophole that has cost state and local governments billions in lost revenue each year.

Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson said she will move ahead with efforts to start collecting the online sales tax, though she didn't have a timeline for enforcement and she acknowledged retailers could sue and "drag this out". "The retail industry is changing, and the Supreme Court has acted correctly in recognizing that it's time for outdated sales tax policies to change as well". Justice Clarence Thomas, who originally supported the rule at issue, said he now thinks the it "can no longer be rationally certified" and supports the decision to overturn it. Wayfair, the online furniture company named in the case, said in a statement the decision would not have a noticeable impact on their sales because they already collect sales tax on most transactions, but that it could impact retailers that don't already have that in place. But the ruling was a central topic of discussion Thursday in the House, where lawmakers had planned to debate several sales tax measures aimed at lessening steep budget cuts hitting in July. The Trump administration backed South Dakota in the case, urging that the 1992 ruling be overturned or at least limited to catalog sales. "Remote sellers can avoid the regulatory burdens of tax collection and can offer de facto lower prices caused by the widespread failure of consumers to pay the tax on their own". But after the court ruling, most others will be required to collect them. That may change as state laws are modified. But he said there were insufficient reasons to overrule the precedents and that Congress should have been left to address the matter. North Dakota had been "wrongly decided". Roberts also points out that small businesses will face burdens in trying to comply with a tangle of tax laws.

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Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined the dissent.

"One vitalizing effect of the Internet has been connecting small, even "micro" businesses to potential buyers across the nation", he wrote.

He added: "Quill has come to serve as a judicially created tax shelter for businesses that decide to limit their physical presence and still sell their goods and services to a state's consumer".

But many smaller online retailers are women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities who have taken advantage of the protections granted by the Supreme Court and Congress over the years. "The Internet's prevalence and power have changed the dynamics of the national economy", the court said in its decision in the case, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

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