South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc: The Impact of the Ruling
Date & Time
Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:30 AM
On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the state in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The decision allows states to tax remote sales. What does it mean for out-of-state sellers? It used to be that states could only tax sales by businesses with a physical presence in the state. Now economic activity in a state — economic nexus — can trigger a sales tax collection obligation. Economic nexus is based entirely on sales revenue, transaction volume, or a combination of both. South Dakota blazed the trail, and other states are following close behind. Here’s a look at how the court’s decision is changing the world of sales tax compliance.