Jonathan Johnson

New York State can continue to tie online sales tax collection to in-state affiliate sites after the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Amazon.com Inc. and Overstock.com Inc. The two large, Web-only retailers each filed petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to clarify when states can require retailers to collect sales taxes on online orders placed by consumers in those states. The e-retailers were appealing a New York State Supreme Court ruling from March that upheld a 2008 New York law. That law makes it easier to require

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