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Supreme Court says Yes to Online Sales State Taxes - June 21, 2018

Supreme Court says YES to Online Sales State Taxes
June 21, 2018 and the internet is a buzz, as stocks fall on many of the United States top online marketplaces, but what does this mean for you as a bottom feeder homebased online seller?   Don't Panic!
What we have here is sales tax laws catching up after thirty years of eBay, Amazon and other online marketplaces being able to avoid entanglement with sales taxes.  Instead, these marketplaces when asked over and over again about sales taxes by those small sellers and people using them to clear out their Spring Cleaning, has been silence.  
A quick visit to eBay's forums and a search will show sellers have been asking about sales taxes since it's beginning, and a little data research will show that eBay spends multiple millions of dollars on Lobbyist in Congress to protect their interests.  As a result, online sellers have had to stumble around blindly looking for information for many years, just to find out if what they ar…
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