Supreme Court Allows State to Tax Sales of Online Merchandise
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected
appeals from two big online retailers who want to keep states from taxing their
On Monday Supreme Court justices
upheld a lower court ruling favoring New York's right to tax Overstock.com and Amazon.com's
goods. The justices did not release any comment on their decision to allow
state tax on the on the online retailer's sales.
Courts around the country have issued
mixed rulings on the issue.
The United States itself has no
national sales tax. Congress has yet to act on legislation aimed at allowing
state governments to collect taxes from internet-based companies.