US Supreme court decision on online sales tax

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Doug J Veteran Member • Posts: 9,880
Re: US Supreme court decision on online sales tax

IR1234 wrote:

scrup wrote:

This will hurt the small sellers from small states.

Now they have to either reduce their profit margin to compete or fudge their books tax time.

The big winner here is Amazon.

Not yet.

I believe that the issue of burden now needs to be addressed, eg putting undue burden on small businesses. At this point, I think its all being thrown back at Congress to come up wih something workable. I believe even the case at the Supreme Court had burden on small businesses taken into account with a $100k limit.

Frankly, it was only a matter of time as we have been running a system of tax free juristrictions stacked against bricks and mortar businesses.

The Supreme Court ruled that South Dakota can collect these taxes. This is an individual state issue on if and how they will implement it, congress at the federal level can't regulate the individual states, cities, counties, municipalities. This will get very messy and might be a precursor to a federal VAT system.

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