Supreme Court sales tax case-any practical effect

Supreme Court sales tax case-any practical effect
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#41

New Hampshire is apparently trying to pass a law that will require other states to get approval from the NH DOJ in order to assert sales tax collection requirements on New Hampshire businesses.

No idea how this will play out and whether or not a law like this is constitutional, but it’s certainly an interesting tactic.


#42

Full_Disclosure writes: New Hampshire is apparently trying to pass a law that will require other states to get approval from the NH DOJ in order to assert sales tax collection requirements on New Hampshire businesses.

That is an interesting development. I am curious how the big internet companies like Amazon come down on this. The big guys have already implemented the sales tax collection so tax collection is a weapon against little guy competitors.

If NH is able to pass this law, we can hope that other states will emulate them. Then maybe Congress will be forced to do something about this. But they are too busy scoring partisan points to do the job they were elected to do.


#43

Article in Wall Street Journal re New Hampshire proposed law: WSJ article

The proposal would require other states to register with the New Hampshire attorney general’s office at least 120 days before they impose sales taxes against a remote seller based in the state or before they request customer information. The attorney general’s office would collect a fee from other states and evaluate whether out-of-state requests comply with New Hampshire and federal law.

Congress could step in to set national rules, and the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on Tuesday. But federal lawmakers have been deadlocked on the issue for more than a decade.

What a mess the Supremes made!


#44

Fyi to all:

“New” laws go into effect in several states on 10/1. Not sure whether merchants are actually ready for this, but we should see at least some changes soon for some merchants.


#45

Well the other shoe on the centipede dropped. I got this email from BH Photovideo today:

As you may know, based on a June 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, California is now requiring out of state sellers to collect sales tax. As a result, B&H will begin to collect sales tax on shipments to California on April 1st.

This has to be a huge deal for B&H and may drive them out of business. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#46

Not a chance.