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States See a Surge in Voluntary Sales Tax Settlements

Nov. 13, 2020, 7:56 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. This week brought news on states collecting previously unreported tax debts and administrative changes being considered in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Missouri.

State and local tax agencies have seen surging interest in their voluntary disclosure agreement programs following the Wayfair ruling as businesses seek leniency for past sales tax liabilities. ...