Retail Council cheers SCOTUS ‘Wayfair’ ruling

‘The internet is not some fragile little upstart that needs a tax shelter.’

ALBANY, NY – Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Ted Potrikus has this to say about today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. that all but overturns the Court’s 1992 Quill decision that created the sales tax advantage that on-line retailers have long held over Main Street merchants.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of South Dakota is a big, big victory for brick-and-mortar retailers all across America. New York and other states now can confidently require out-of-state businesses to obey the same sales tax collection laws that our Main Street merchants must follow.

The internet marketplace is not some fragile little upstart that needs a tax shelter. We’re grateful to the Justices of the Supreme Court for their deliberation and ruling, and look forward to New York further closing the loopholes that have given to out-of-state merchants a significant price advantage over our state’s retail community.”

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