Supreme Court Supports New York Internet Tax

December 3, 2013 • Industry

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It’s no secret that brick-and-mortar retailers have been pushing for internet sales tax fairness, so no doubt they are thrilled with the outcome of a recent Supreme Court case. Yesterday, the court refused to hear a case filed by Amazon.com and Overstock.com challenging New York State’s law of collecting taxes on internet purchases.

In addition, retail trade groups are stepping up the pressure on Congress to pass legislation that would create a fairer playing field between online sellers and brick-and-mortar retailers. Their main argument is the competitive price disadvantage- online e-tailer’s prices are cheaper because not every state requires taxes to be collected on online orders. Do you think traditional retailers are entitled to fair competition?

-Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD

Image: USA Today 

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