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South Dakota law will be a test case for a US Internet sales tax

Grant Gross | May 4, 2016
A state law that went into effect this week has already prompted two lawsuits.

Software and smartphone apps now make sales tax calculations easy, Peters said by email. "The burdens outlined in Quill no longer exist," she said.

Peters encouraged the Supreme Court to rule on the South Dakota sales tax law. 

"We've been petitioning Congress for almost two decades to address the issue of remote sales tax collection because the ever-growing problem has negatively impacted local businesses and state revenue," she said. "To date, Congress has failed to act, leaving states to take action on their own."


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