ERA continues to strongly believe that the physical presence standard set in the Quill decision stands as the correct Constitutional interpretation and should be upheld.
MCLEAN, Va. January 12, 2018
Today, Electronic Retailing Association's (ERA – Retailing.org) Vice President, Government Affairs, Bill McClellan, reacts to the Supreme Court Review of Internet Sales Tax.
Today the Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and Newegg, Inc.
“The Court’s review of this petition is an important milestone in the long-running Online Sales Tax debate. ERA continues to strongly believe that the physical presence standard set in the Quill decision stands as the correct Constitutional interpretation and should be upheld,” said McClellan.
“The current ongoing judicial attempts to force remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax are burdensome, unfair and predatory for the small and midsize businesses who will be most affected. Let Congress finish its job in negotiating an equitable solution that works for all stakeholders. Protecting the free flow of interstate commerce from overreaching state tax laws is critically important to ensure a healthy and vibrant marketplace and economy.”
About the Electronic Retailing Association:
The Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) serves as the exclusive trade association representing the $350 billion direct-to-consumer marketplace. ERA membership spans the globe to encompass all levels of direct marketers, from start-up companies to global leaders that employ the power of direct response to market across all platforms including television, digital media, and radio to achieve a consumer-direct, measurable, and accountable response. In addition to helping grow its members’ business opportunities and profitability as a major resource for networking, business tools, and information, ERA is the voice of the direct-to-consumer industry in the nation’s capital, working daily to protect the regulatory and legislative climate in an ongoing effort to ensure direct response marketers’ ability to bring quality products and services to the consumer. Through its acclaimed self-regulatory guidelines, ERA is dedicated to building consumer trust in direct response-marketed products and services. To learn more about ERA, visit Retailing.org.
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