Supreme court rules states can collect sales tax from online retailers

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"This is a disastrous decision for New Hampshire's economy and does not take into account the day-to-day challenges of running a small business", Sen.

States lost out on $17.2 billion in sales tax in 2016 because of these loopholes, reported the National Conference of State Legislatures.

President Donald Trump has also criticized Amazon, whose founder Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, saying that it does not collect any sales tax.

Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst with Forrester, called the ruling "bad news" for thousands of major online retailers. They argue tax-collection software makes it easier for retailers big and small to comply with their tax obligations, which vary widely from state to state, and product to product.

"It's going to be very hard for New Hampshire-based businesses to comply with this", she said.

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The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision penned by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, came down on the side of the states in the landmark case South Dakota v. Wayfair, granting them greater power to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax on sales to in-state residents. The court said that law effectively incentivized businesses to "avoid physical presence" in states and led to "a judicially created tax shelter" Ultimately, the justices said the current laws are outdated. A lack of sales tax online made it almost impossible for local stores to compete with their online rivals, South Dakota argued.

Shares of online retailers fell sharply following the ruling, with Wayfair down 3.8 percent, Overstock off 2.1 percent and Etsy Inc. shares off 4.4 percent. North Dakota decision, which ruled that companies need to have at least some physical connection with a state for that state can require that company to pay taxes.

Now, with Amazon selling everything and Wal-Mart running Anita Ward choruses 24/7 about how they'll ship their stuff to your door, things have changed a bit, and the Supreme Court has ruled accordingly - overturning fifty years of precedent.

The win was welcomed by groups representing brick-and-mortar retailers and decried by e-commerce advocates.

The decision also effectively acknowledged the profound shifts in the American retail landscape.

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South Dakota's law applies only to those businesses with more than $100,000 in sales in a state.

Anyway, that's that. Within a year or less, every state will collect sales tax on internet and mail-order sales.

You will soon likely be paying more in taxes for online purchases. Forty-five of the 50 states impose sales taxes.

The case is South Dakota v. Wayfair, 17-494.

This overturned two Supreme Court rulings: 1967's National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of Revenue of IL and 1991's Quill Corporation v.

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