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Supreme Court won't hear case over state tax on Internet sales

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case that challenged whether the state of New York can impose taxes on sales over the Internet.

Without comment, the justices rejected petitions in Inc., v. New York Taxation Department and v. New York Taxation Department in an order. The decision allows New York to impose sales taxes on online businesses that don't maintain a physical presence in the state.

Other states are moving to impose similar laws. And Congress is debating the issue -- the Senate passed S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act, in May although it has yet to be considered in the House.

Get the Story:
Supreme Court declines case on making online retailers collect sales taxes (The Washington Post 12/3)
Justices Pass on Tax Case From Online Merchants (The New York Times 12/3)

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