About the bill
In June, the Supreme Court opened the door for states to collect far more in internet sales taxes. Should they?
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled that a state can’t charge tax on an out-of-state seller or business for goods or products shipped into the state, in the 6–3 decision National Bellas Hess v. Illinois. The decision was relatively minor at the time, since most purchases were done in person or physically at a local store, but it became far more important decades later thanks to the rise of the internet.
As a result of the 1967 decision, everyone from giant online corporations like Amazon to individual crafts makers selling their works on Etsy were largely exempt from state sales taxes. This put brick-and-mortar stores, who did ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on September 6, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Sep 6, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 9, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 379.
H.R. 6724 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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