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States Wary of Federal Meddling in Sales Tax Systems

Oct. 16, 2020, 5:56 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. Most of the 45 sales tax states have enacted laws requiring remote sellers and marketplace facilitators to collect and remit taxes. Harmonizing those state laws was discussed this week during the annual meeting of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, which manages a binding tax administration pact across 24 participating states. Meanwhile, ...