Bradley Partner Bruce Ely Quoted in LA Times on SCOTUS Decision in Favor of Online Sales Tax
Bradley attorney Bruce Ely was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states and localities may require the collection of sales tax on all purchases over the internet. The ruling in effect standardized the basic sales-tax rules for traditional physical retailers and online stores.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said in November it estimated that state and local governments could have gained as much as $13 billion in 2017 “if states were given authority to require sales tax collection from all remote sellers.”
"The ruling might create more legal questions as states pass their own statutes to raise more of that online tax revenue," said Ely.
The complete article, “Bricks-and-mortar retailers get a boost from Supreme Court decision favoring online sales tax,” appeared in the Los Angeles Times on June 21, 2018.