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Managing Partner's Opinion

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Creates Surge In Registration Requirements Across The Nation


The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued its highly anticipated decision on June 21, 2018, in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. That decision is greatly affecting taxpayers across the nation. If taxpayers are affected, then tax preparers are equally affected. All remote sellers are going to be affected by this decision.

In the South Dakota v. Wayfair 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that remote sellers can be required to collect sales taxes even in states where they have no physical presence. This means corporate America will need to register their businesses in states that they may not be currently registered. This takes time, resources, and budget. More importantly, companies having to register in multi-states will now be subject to state sales tax audits.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. The sales tax sector is experiencing growth, and my business is growing as well. These are all good economic indicators. The real issue here is that the increased registration requirements will significantly strain internal resources, as well as ongoing filing requirements.

Did you know that there are five home-rule states where the local jurisdiction administers its own taxes? I am anxious to see how those home rule states and local jurisdictions handles this decision. At State Tax Advisors, LP, we have ramped up resources in anticipation of this ruling and we are ready to assist Clients in determining their filing requirements.

Please give us a call! (281) 358-1060. We know what we are doing.

Call State Tax Advisors (STA) and let STA make this go AWAY!

Riley G. Epps
Founder and Managing Partner
State Tax Advisors, LP
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