Pressure Mounts For Congress to Act On State Sales Taxes

Pressure Mounts For Congress to Act On State Sales Taxes
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The consequences of the Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair were entirely foreseeable. And while the clock is running out on Congress to solve the problem, lawmakers are beginning to receive the kick that they need to recognize the state of play on state sales taxes on remote businesses as a serious and pressing issue.

Before Wayfair, states could only impose sales tax collection and remittance obligations on businesses that had some form of physical presence in that state, such as a warehouse, storefront, or employee. But after Wayfair, states got the green light to impose so-called “economic nexus” tax obligations, by which businesses incurred sales tax collection obligations on the basis of a level of sales into that state.

 

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