Online Taxes

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…

The Supreme Court and Sales Tax: What You Need to Know
February 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

For online retailers, few issues are as confusing and cumbersome as understanding sales tax obligations in various states. Most companies either try to find an automated solution or stick their heads in the sand and hope for the best. In the face of this complexity, the Supreme Court recently agreed to hear South Dakota v.…

Supreme Court Will Review Internet Sales Tax Law
January 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider freeing state and local governments to collect billions of dollars in sales taxes from online retailers, agreeing to revisit a 26-year-old ruling that has made much of the internet a tax-free zone. Heeding calls from traditional retailers and dozens of states, the justices said they will hear South Dakota’s contention…

Trump Again Goes After Amazon on Taxes
August 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

President Trump renewed his attack on Amazon.com Wednesday, tweeting that the e-commerce giant is "doing great damage to tax-paying retailers" and removing jobs in cities. Trump's blistering tweet was issued hours after The Washington Post — the newspaper owned by Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos — ran an editorial with the headline, "Mr. Trump gives comfort to racists." Total…