About the bill
Should companies like Amazon only have to pay sales tax in the state where they’re headquartered, or potentially in all 50 states?
The 1967 Supreme Court decision National Bellas Hess v. Illinois ruled that a state can’t charge tax on an out-of-state seller or business for goods or products shipped into the state. The 6–3 decision was relatively minor at the time, since most purchases were done in person or physically at a local store. With the internet, it has now become far more important.
As a result, online sellers — from giant online corporations like Amazon, to individual crafts makers selling their works on Etsy — have been largely exempt from state sales taxes. This put brick-and-mortar stores, which have always had to charge sales tax, at ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Montana. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Length: 8 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
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4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)
Jun 28, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3180 (115th).
Jan 15, 2019
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