Online Taxes

Online Sales Tax Laws Go Into Effect in 10 States Today
October 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Ten states will start collecting sales tax from out-of-state online retailers starting today, thanks to a series of new laws created in response to the South Dakota v. Wayfair case the U.S. Supreme Court decided in June. In deciding the case, the Supreme Court overturned a ruling (Quill Corporation v. North Dakota) that said the Constitution bars states from requiring…

Why You Should Care About the Wayfair Tax Ruling, and How to Ensure Compliance
August 7, 2018 at 10:59 am

After about two months of deliberation, the Supreme Court ruled on one of the most closely watched cases in our industry. Internet retailers like Wayfair, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and countless others can be required to collect sales taxes in states despite having no physical presence. Online retailers previously benefited from not having to shoulder the burden of…

Leveling the Retail Playing Field
August 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

If you're having mixed feelings about the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, you're not alone. With the ruling that e-commerce retailers are now responsible for paying state sales tax, brick-and-mortar stores hope the decision will level the playing field against their online counterparts. Even with the SCOTUS’s landmark decision behind them, it…

Automated Solution Helps Dylan's Candy Bar Save $100K Annually on Online Sales Tax Collection
August 1, 2018 at 1:09 pm

With the Supreme Court's decision to side with states in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, enabling them to collect sales taxes from online retailers without a physical presence (i.e., nexus) in their state, selling products online became that much more complicated for online retailers. This is especially true when you consider the nearly 13,000…

2 Supreme Court Rulings That Will Impact Retail's Future
June 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss two Supreme Court rulings in the past week that will have an impact on the retail industry going forward. First up is the High Court's decision to side with states in the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case — giving…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of States in Online Sales Tax Case
June 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

Internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Brick-and-mortar businesses have long complained that they're disadvantaged by having to charge sales taxes while many of their online competitors do not. States have said that they're missing out on tens of billions…

Will Supreme Court Change the Foundation of Sales Tax?
April 27, 2018 at 9:38 am

With written and oral arguments in the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court case now on the record, we face a time of uncertainty as we wait for the Court’s decision this summer. Retailers should prepare now for likely changes in how and where they collect taxes — no matter the outcome. First, some background.…

Trump Again Speaks Out Against Amazon
March 29, 2018 at 11:51 am

President Donald Trump lashed out again at Amazon.com in a tweet Thursday, a day after the company's stock tanked following a report that Trump wanted to "go after" the e-commerce giant for alleged antitrust violations. "Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery…

The Supreme Court Takes on Online Sales Tax
March 9, 2018 at 11:54 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Caitlin Sullivan discuss the hot-button issue of online sales tax, which has been in the news recently since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. South Dakota is seeking the authority to collect sales tax for…

Trump Administration Backs States’ Bid to Collect Online Sales Taxes
March 6, 2018 at 11:33 am

The Trump administration on Monday said states should be able to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, backing an appeal by South Dakota at the U.S. Supreme Court that could mean billions of dollars in revenue for state coffers. South Dakota is asking the justices to overturn a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that companies with no…