As the nation’s most populous state with the largest economy, California could set the upper level benchmark for other large states such as Florida and New York that have not yet announced a sales tax remittance threshold.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., blasted the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. as having “the potential to unleash chaos for consumers and remote sellers, particularly small business sellers.”
Tuesday’s House hearing will be chaired by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who was a steadfast supporter of the previous standard under which a remote seller had to have a physical presence in a state in order to be required to collect sales taxes.
State and local governments were advised Thursday to avoid imposing burdens on out-of-state e-commerce retailers that could spark a new round of litigation as they begin implementing the Supreme Court’s June 21 South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruling on sales taxes.
During a webinar Thursday moderated by the National League of Cities, officials pointed out that the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. sales tax case has been remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court back to the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Thursday's 5-4 ruling involves a 2016 law enacted by South Dakota requiring out-of-state e-commerce retailers to collect sales tax if they have more than 200 transactions annually or $100,000 in sales within the state.