NCSL Statement on DMA v. Brohl

12/12/2016

NCSL press release NCSL Supports Supreme Court's Decision to Deny Hearing

Washington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny hearing the DMA v. Brohl case and released the following statement:

“The National Conference of State Legislatures has long advocated for a solution to the remote sales tax collection problem. This comes as the nation saw record online sales on Thanksgiving weekend. Sales taxes account for, on average, over one third of state revenues. For many states, especially those that do not levy personal or corporate income taxes, are particularly reliant on this revenue stream to fund important programs and services provided by the states. And while NCSL believes that the 1992 Quill decision is outdated given the technological advances of the past two decades and should therefore be re-examined, we did not feel that DMA v. Brohl was the best case to reconsider Quill. NCSL looks forward to the court hearing a case that addresses the outdated precedent established in Quill.”

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