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04/16/2018: Will online merchants have to start collecting sales tax?
Apr 16, 2018

04/16/2018: Will online merchants have to start collecting sales tax?

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Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear a case that will determine who collects sales tax for online purchases. Right now, many online merchants — such as Overstock and Newegg —don't collect sales tax — which means lots of customers just don’t pay it. Next on Marketplace Tech, a look at the history of why online retailers haven’t collected sales tax — unless they have a physical presence in a state … and how likely that is to change. 

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Most people don't pay taxes when shopping online. That could go away.

Apr 16, 2018
The Supreme Court will hear a case that could determine who collects online sales tax.
A UPS driver makes deliveries in San Francisco.
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Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear a case that will determine who collects sales tax for online purchases. Right now, many online merchants — such as Overstock and Newegg —don’t collect sales tax — which means lots of customers just don’t pay it. Next on Marketplace Tech, a look at the history of why online retailers haven’t collected sales tax — unless they have a physical presence in a state … and how likely that is to change. 

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