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Multi-State Tax & The Wayfair Fallout: What’s Next for Online Sellers

Posted by Concannon Miller on Thu, Oct 4, 2018

The recent Wayfair decision has drastically altered the landscape for states that want to collect sales and use taxes.

Prior to this landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, economic "nexus" for tax purposes was established only if the seller of goods or services exhibited a "physical presence" in the state. Under Wayfair, sales and use tax obligations may be imposed on remote sellers — even those operating solely online. 

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Topics: Multi-state taxation

Does Your Company Do Business Online? Be Aware of New Sales Tax Rules

Posted by Concannon Miller on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling paves the way for states to require Internet sellers to collect sales tax from consumers — even if they don't have a physical presence in the state. In doing so, the Court has reversed the long-standing, but controversial, precedent in Quill v. North Dakota.

This new landmark decision – South Dakota v. Wayfair – reached by a narrow 5-4 vote, puts online retailers on the same virtual sales tax footing as brick-and-mortar stores.

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Topics: Business tax planning, Multi-state taxation

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