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The Market Ticker – The Obvious Internet Tax Solution

Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:09
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Since the 1990s the Internet sales tax issue has revolved around an older USSC decision known colloquially as Quill.

Quill was a mail-order office products company and states came after them for sales tax in their jurisdictions.  The Supreme Court ruled that absent nexus, that is, a significant connection to the state, the firm had no obligation to collect or remit nor could it be sued as there was no jurisdiction.

Amazon tried this crap for years by putting their warehouse operations under separate “captive” LLCs and similar in an attempt to try to claim they had no nexus.  This slowly collapsed on them as states threatened to sue (suits they’d likely win); the bad news is that there was no retroactive payment and nobody…….

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