Central System for Local Taxes Passes First Test in Louisiana

April 16, 2021, 8:04 PM

The Week in Wayfair: The world of e-commerce selling is still adapting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s groundbreaking 2018 ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which cleared the way for states to impose tax collection duties on remote retailers and marketplace facilitators based on economic activity rather than physical presence. This week, centralized sales tax collection started moving in Louisiana, Texas advanced a bill cleaning up its marketplace facilitator law, an economist estimated state revenue losses from uncollected taxes on social media and search engine commerce, and Florida proposed a seven-day tax holiday—coinciding with the long-awaited start of remote...

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