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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:43 am 
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Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court upended the nation's Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from most online retailers.

The decision, which overturns an earlier Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers who have avoided sales taxes in the past.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:00 pm 
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A good decision. Part of the taxes state's collect comes from business activity via the sales tax. The local store collects sales taxes whenever a purchase is made which is no different than if I purchases something on-line from a business in another state. Just because the on-line retailer doesn't have a physical presence in my state doesn't mean a taxable business transaction didn't take place. The question that arises is who pays the sales tax, the purchaser or the on-line business? Since the transaction was initiated by the purchaser the tax is paid to the state the purchaser initiated or had the merchandise delivered to. The on-line business, like the brick-and-mortar business collects the tax at the time of purchase and forwards it to the applicable state.

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