U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax

In other words, you might have to start paying tax on B&H orders. On Thursday, June 21, the Supreme Court voted in favor (5-4) of allowing states to require online buyers pay sales tax no matter what site they’re shopping at. In 1992, it was ruled that consumers didn’t have to pay sales tax on an item if it was being shipped from a store that didn’t have a physical presence in the state of the buyer. However, following this recent decision from the Supreme Court, that’s no longer the case. According to The Hill —

Delivering the opinion of the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the physical presence rule in that former case, known as Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, is unsound and incorrect. For readers of our site, one of the biggest implications this ruling will have is on B&H. U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax

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