NCSL Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Hear Landmark Internet Sales Tax Case


NCSL press release Washington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court 's decision to hear South Dakota v. Wayfair, aimed at collecting sales taxes from online retailers.

Senator Deb Peters (R-S.D.), NCSL president and principal author of the South Dakota sales tax law (S.B. 106, 2016), said, “We are pleased that the court has taken the next step in leveling the playing field for Main Street businesses across America. NCSL has long supported marketplace fairness as states are losing tens of billions of dollars per year in uncollected sales taxes. These taxes fund education, public safety, and the innumerable services that state governments provide. We are pleased the process is moving forward quickly and anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately restore fairness to Main Street businesses and states.” 


NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.