Supreme Court Declines Case On Online Sales Taxes

Posted on Dec 05, 2013

On one of the busiest online-shopping days of the year, the Supreme Court declined Monday to get involved in state efforts to force Web retailers such as to collect sales tax from customers even in places where the companies do not have a physical presence.

The multibillion-dollar issue — which could end tax-free online shopping for many Americans — is one of the most important in modern retailing. Traditional bricks-and-mortar businesses say the online retailers receive an unfair advantage by not having to collect sales taxes in some areas.

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