NCSL Statement on Wayfair v. South Dakota Ruling


NCSL Applauds Ruling in Remote Sales Tax Case

NCSL press release Washington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant states the authority to enforce their tax laws on purchases made by their residents.

NCSL President, Senator Deb Peters (R-S.D.), who authored South Dakota’s remote sales tax legislation, said, “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for Main Street America. Brick and mortar stores will no longer be penalized for collecting the tax revenues that fund our schools, infrastructure, and the vital public services that state and local governments provide. For states, today is just the beginning. We’ve waited 26 years. Good tax administration is good public policy and state officials look forward to working with all stakeholders in the coming months as we move forward to level the playing field for all of our nation’s retailers.”

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