CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE - POWERED BY KEIR 101.1 EAST IDAHO'S NEWS TALK

Supreme Court Declines Review on Internet Sales Tax Cases

Political News

0  Updated at 9:57 am, December 2nd, 2013 By: ABC Digital

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a case on challenging state sales taxes on Internet purchases.

The high court rejected a legal challenge by online retailers Amazon and Overstock.com, which disputed a 2008 New York State law aimed at collecting millions in sales tax from online buys. The law allows the state to require online retailers to collect even if they are not physically based in the area.

The two companies sought clarification on when state governments had the ability to require out-of-state shopping sites to collect such taxes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In March, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that Amazon and Overstock could be forced by the state to collect from their sales. Amazon has been battling with numerous states over sales tax for several years.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio