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Supreme Court Allows State to Tax Sales of Online Merchandise

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two big online retailers who want to keep states from taxing their merchandise.

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.

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