Citizens Against Government Waste Disagrees with SCOTUS Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

June 21, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) expressed disappointment after the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to force private companies to collect online sales taxes.

CAGW President Tom Schatz said in a statement: 

“CAGW is dismayed that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Quill v. North Dakota, allowing states to force companies outside of their borders to collect taxes on remote sales.  In its prior decision, the court determined that Congress should determine how states will tax remote sales, such as those through catalogue ordering or online.  With this decision, states and local governments now have the ability to force companies to take on the burdensome task of acting as tax collectors for more than 10,000 separate tax jurisdictions, regardless of where the company and any of its facilities are located.”

CAGW is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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