Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Sales Tax Fairness

    In a major victory for sales tax fairness, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in a case that will redefine the legal obligation of online retailers regarding sales tax collection, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg

    Amazon Balks at Seattle’s “Head Tax” to Help the Homeless

    The tax applies to companies that gross at least $20 million per year and will fund affordable housing and homeless services; since its proposal, Amazon — the city’s largest employer — has resisted the measure.

    “Prime Numbers” Spurs Booksellers to Urge Lawmakers to Level Playing Field

    Booksellers are reaching out to lawmakers in response to a recent report that illuminated the repercussions of Amazon’s failure to collect and remit sales tax on its third-party marketplace sales.

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Sales Tax Fairness Case

    South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg addresses online retailers’ obligation to collect and remit sales tax and what constitutes a business’ physical presence in a state.

    Booksellers Urged to Get Word Out About Prime Numbers

    ABA and Civic Economics have made available a variety of resources to support booksellers’ efforts to promote discussion and take action to ensure that Amazon competes with their stores on a level playing field.

    Amazon Study Reveals Explosive Growth of Third-Party Sales, Sales Tax Avoidance

    Prime Numbers, a new report from ABA and Civic Economics, reveals the continuing — and increasing — loss of jobs and essential state and municipal revenue as a result of the growing retail dominance of Amazon.

    Supreme Court Will Take Up E-Fairness Definition

    In a significant first step toward potentially leveling the playing field for all retailers, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to consider a case that would change the legal obligation of online retailers regarding collecting sales tax.

    15 Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of South Dakota Sales Tax Fairness Petition to Supreme Court

    A number of groups have filed briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a petition that urges the revision of a 1992 decision that defines which retailers are liable to collect and remit a state’s sales tax.

    ABA Files Amicus Brief in Support of South Dakota Petition to U.S. Supreme Court Challenging Nexus Definition

    ABA has filed an amicus brief in support of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg, a petition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revise a 1992 decision that defines which retailers are liable to collect and remit state sales tax.

    South Dakota Supreme Court Rejects State Attempt to Collect Online Sales Tax

    On Thursday, September 14, the Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled that the state cannot force remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they do not have nexus in South Dakota.

    BTW News Briefs

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    Utah Tax Commission Releases Parts of Its Sales Tax Deal With Amazon

    On April 14, the Utah Tax Commission released previously confidential details regarding its sales tax agreement with Amazon, which began collecting and remitting sales tax in the state on January 1.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here is a look at recent reporting on minimum wage activity in Iowa, Maine, and Maryland.

    Bloomberg BNA: Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

    Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report: State details how Amazon is on the verge of setting a record for garnering state and local tax subsidies.

    Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

    After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

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