Battle over sales taxes on online purchases heads to Supreme Court

first_img KUSI Newsroom, April 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 16, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe debate about paying sales tax for online purchases is now headed to the Supreme Court.Big retailers like Amazon and Walmart collect sales tax on all online sales. Many small retailers don’t unless they have a physical presence in the state the buyer lives in. But many of the small retailers sell through large websites like Amazon.That practice stems from a 1992 Supreme Court decision.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear “South Dakota vs. Wayfair” to determine whether to overturn that 26-year-old ruling.If it’s reversed, that could mean all online retailers have to collect taxes everywhere.KUSI was joined by President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Haney Hong with more. Battle over sales taxes on online purchases heads to Supreme Court Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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