A pending Supreme Court case could potentially spark change in the way online sellers are charging shoppers in the Midwest and across the nation.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by the state of South Dakota against three of the internet’s leading retailers, which plaintiffs say haven’t paid their fair share of sales tax under state law. If the court rules in South Dakota’s favor, some experts believe it could ignite a national trend toward refitting state tax laws for the modern marketplace, where online retailers have grown massive without the binds of brick and mortar.
As the Chicago Tribune explains, South Dakota sued online retailers Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg following passage of a 2016 law requiring any retailer with at least 200 transactions or $100,000 in sales per year in the state to collect sales tax, whether or not that business has a South Dakota location. According