Internet Sales Tax

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, Yahoo!
Top US court gives states broad rights for online sales tax
Media Coverage

From Yahoo!:

RJ Lehman of the libertarian R Street Institute expressed concern the ruling “could create great uncertainty and throw open the floodgates for states to test the limits of their new…

, Daily Mail
Top US court gives states broad rights for online sales tax
Media Coverage

From Daily Mail:
RJ Lehman of the libertarian R Street Institute expressed concern the ruling “could create great uncertainty and throw open the floodgates for states to test the limits of their new…

R Street disappointed by SCOTUS decision in internet sales tax case
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2018) – The R Street Institute today expressed deep concern that the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair sets dangerous precedent that could…

Pennsylvania should reject unconstitutional internet sales tax
Alan Smith

For decades, one of the thorniest issues in all of state government has been how to be even-handed in the tax treatment of merchants who sell from within state borders versus those who market online…

, Berkshire Eagle
Doomed plan to tax online retailers
Nicolas John

Gov. Charlie Baker wants Massachusetts to join a handful of other states in a doomed effort to pass an extraterritorial taxing scheme that the U.S. Supreme Court has already declared…

New internet tax threatens privacy of Washington customers
Steven Greenhut

In their zeal to shake a few more tax dollars out of Washington residents’ pockets, state lawmakers are brushing aside legitimate privacy concerns raised recently by civil-liberties groups. Under the…

, Washington Examiner
Congress should stop states from taxing and regulating beyond their own borders
Clark Packard

The following op-ed was co-authored by Peter O’Rourke, a research assistant with the R Street Institute.

Nearly 230 years after the Constitution’s ratification, we are still debating the…

LETTER: Veto internet sales tax in Ohio H.B. 49
Alan Smith

Dear Gov. Kasich:

The R Street Institute strongly opposes the provision in H.B. 49 that would require online vendors located outside Ohio to remit sales tax to the state. This legislation is both…

Letter to Maine Governor LePage: Veto internet sales tax bill L.D. 1405
Ian Adams

Dear Gov. LePage,

On behalf of the R Street Institute, I write in strong opposition to L.D. 1405, regarding sales-tax collection from remote sellers and online marketplaces. This legislation is…

, The Hill
Congress should act to stop states from battling over online sales taxes
Clark Packard

In recent years, a multitude of states have attempted to impose sales taxes on purchases made over the internet and to set regulatory standards that would apply to out-of-state producers, despite…