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DelBene Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Online Sales Taxes

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Washington, D.C., June 21, 2018 | comments
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

“I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the outdated physical presence rule set by Quill. As in so many other areas, technology has evolved faster than the law and left us with at times bizarre, unfair results. This is a big win for local brick-and-mortar retailers, who will now get a chance to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state internet companies that have maintained an unfair edge by not collecting sales taxes. This decision will also help bring back millions of dollars in revenue for Washington state and communities across the country while allowing small businesses to expand and thrive.”

Rep. DelBene is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and former Director of Revenue for Washington state. She previously introduced the bipartisan Remote Transactions Parity Act (H.R. 2193), which paved the way for local businesses to compete more fairly against internet retailers.

 
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