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Remote Retailers Spooked by State Tax Notices and Audits

Oct. 30, 2020, 8:09 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 permitted states to impose tax collection duties on remote retailers based on economic activity in a state rather than physical presence. Just in time for Halloween, there were several developments on scary topics for sellers and marketplaces—audits, enforcement, and income taxes. Actions came into focus in California, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin.

Tax notification campaigns, similar to the one revealed earlier this week from the California Franchise Tax ...