As of Oct. 1, 10 states added a requirement for remote sellers to begin collecting tax online sales tax in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark Wayfair ruling in June, and many merchants are finding it difficult to comply. See what an advocacy group is doing, when states are enacting laws and what litigation is pending.
It’s been almost a month since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Wayfair decision, and ecommerce sellers are still wondering what comes next. Matthew Schaefer of Brann and Isaacson, whose firm represented Wayfair and the other defendants, details the landscape in the latest MCM CommerceChat podcast.
One day into a U.S. Supreme Court case that can reset the balance on collection of tax for ecommerce sales, justices appeared split on the issue arising out of South Dakota involving major players. This case will have massive ramifications for the ecommerce industry and retail as a whole going forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a South Dakota case this term that could reset the balance between online and physical store sellers by requiring taxation of goods sold by out-of-state merchants. However the high court rules, it will have a dramatic effect on retail and ecommerce taxation for years to come.