Questions abound about how online retail sales tax policies will play out following a landmark Supreme Court decision.
The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates back to the heyday of mail order catalogs.
The 5-4 decision in the case South Dakota v. Wayfair overturns a 1992 case that said states could only require internet retailers to collect sales taxes if they had a physical presence in the state.
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Supermajority tax measures have been pushed since the 1990s by deep-pocketed lobbying groups.
Tax-exempt advance refunding helped state and local governments save billions of dollars in recent years.
It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.
Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.
With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.
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