U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Internet Sales Tax Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has officially ruled in the Wayfair v South Dakota case, a landmark case that will shape the landscape of internet sales tax legislation for years to come. The court ruled in a split decision to overturn the long upheld Quill v North Dakota that established the common-sense ‘physical presence’ clause.
The split decision is both good and bad news: bad because it handed a victory to the mega-retailers who want to see you driven out of business, but good because the Court clearly conveyed that they view small businesses differently, and believe that any potential legislation should reflect those differences.
Our next hurdle will be to educate our lawmakers on the true definition of what it means to be a small, online business. We must push for a robust threshold that reflects the realities of the marketplace and the razor thin margins that many small online businesses work within.
Please take a moment to send a letter to your Representative to share your message, and to let them know that small businesses are the backbone of this economy, and that internet sales taxes will be a crushing burden.
We must continue to let them know that WE R HERE.