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N. Carolina Top Court Revives Sales Tax on Wisconsin Printer (1)

Dec. 16, 2022, 7:27 PMUpdated: Dec. 16, 2022, 8:18 PM

Wisconsin-based printer Quad Graphics Inc. is back on the hook for a $3 million sales tax assessment to North Carolina after the state high court held the tax wasn’t applied unconstitutionally.

The North Carolina Supreme Court, in a 6-1 ruling issued Friday, adopted the Department of Revenue’s view that Quad Graphics had a sales tax duty on nearly three years of transactions involving printed materials shipped into the state by common carrier.

In reversing a lower court , the court held that the US Supreme Court’s holdings in Complete Auto Transit, Inc. v. Brady and South Dakota ...