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What Small Online Business Should Know About the SCOTUS Tax Ruling

June 22, 2018

Via: FindLaw

As old tax laws and court rulings struggle to catch up to e-commerce, some of the nice loopholes that benefitted online retailers are closing fast. One in particular — that allowed retailers to avoid charging a state’s sales tax if they didn’t maintain a physical presence in that state — was shut tight by the Supreme Court this week.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court admitted previous rulings on the issue of internet sales tax were “flawed,” and can “create, rather than resolve market distortions.

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