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‘Wayfair’ State Tax Ruling Should Be Retroactive: Florida

Aug. 10, 2018, 5:23 PM

Florida state attorneys involved in a tobacco tax dispute say the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Wayfair ruling should apply retroactively.

Wayfair controls the outcome of this matter, and there is no reason that case should not be applied retrospectively as well as prospectively,” Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi (R) and William H. Stafford III, a senior assistant attorney general, said in an Aug. 9 response brief.

Retroactivity has been a concern for online retailers and other businesses since the Wayfair decision. While a number of states have...

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