Skip to comments.Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide
Posted on 06/21/2018 9:54:25 AM PDT by Poison Pill
Online shoppers could find costs going up after the Supreme Court did away Thursday with a decades-old precedent limiting the ability of states to collect sales tax on certain out-of-state Internet purchases.
The 5-4 ruling called the current rules unsound and incorrect.
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What about states like Oregon that has no sales tax?
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 5.
This may have been a disappointing decision, but it was no surprise. The government will always do what is best for the government. The states have an insatiable need for money so anything that increases their revenues was bound to be approved.
Our government is of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats, and for the bureaucrats.
Just internet small business.
And I’m under the impression, the way it’s worded, that it means that a retailer in Washington State, must charge Washington State sales tax on a sale to someone in Oregon because they bought from the Washington state business.
If this is true, a LOT of small businesses who do a lot of internet business could just move to Oregon.
If they are saying the sales taxes at the place where the person lives is to be charged, well, that’s a logistics nightmare.
But the former suggests that the ONLY tax due regards where the business is, not where the purchaser is. With Amazon it’s easy. I’m in Kentucky, their fulfilment center is here. All my purchases get charged a KY state income tax.
A states tax on another states exports is unconstitutional (Art. I, Sec. 9, Cl. 5).
Well...then....they’re not missing anything in the first place.
Huh? This helps all brick and morter businesses by allowing them to be on equal footing with national online retailers.
amazon is gonna take it in the shorts...
It is in line with Trump’s fair trade view. So it should be no surprise.
So why would they take the sales tax then from people who live in 0regon?
This is a good read.
And a mad dash is made for all online businesses to relocate to states with no sales tax.
Montana would be my pick for online businesses to relocate to.
Ignore my previous post. From the article:
A coalition of small business owners, many offering their online goods from home offices, say their profits would evaporate if forced to comply with complex tax rules in all 50 states.
It better be simplified, or this could be a nightmare.
I suspect that it will be interpreted simply and not take into account local taxes.
But they did throw precedent out the window to come up with this decision. I’m still trying to figure out what is unconstitutional about the previous status quo, though.
The tax will be charged by the state of the recipient. As for logistics, get real, this is the computer age.
His fair trade policy is to violate the constitution?
I’ve been paying California sales taxes on Amazon stuff for quite awhile.
It's going to be a nightmare.
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 5.
This provision prohibits CONGRESS from imposing taxes or duties upon export from a state. It does not prohibit the state taxing exports. Regardless, this not a tax on an expert; rather it is a tax on a purchase.
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