Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online purchases.

At issue is a rule saying that businesses don't have to collect state sales taxes when those businesses ship to a state where they don't have an office, warehouse or other physical presence.

Large retailers with brick-and-mortar stores have to collect sales taxes nationwide, but smaller online sellers can often avoid doing so.

Large retailers say the rule puts them at a competitive disadvantage. States say they're losing out in billions of dollars in tax revenue.

But small businesses that sell online say the complexity and expense of collecting taxes nationwide could drive them out of business.

People also read these

Navy names ship after gay rights advocate Harvey...

Aug 17, 2016

The Navy is naming a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk

Racers whip across Utah's famed salt flats after...

Aug 17, 2016

Thousands of racers have descended on Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats after two years of...

Kanye West's weekend pop-up stores in NYC, 20...

Aug 19, 2016

A global retail event by Kanye West is officially underway as the first two of his 21 "Pablo"...

Campaign, party officials insist Trump getting...

Aug 21, 2016

Top GOP and Trump campaign officials say Trump is getting back on track after some of the most...

New Smithsonian offers a view of rich black...

Aug 22, 2016

A sneak peek inside the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture...

In Daily Travelogue, we aim to provide rich content for the budget traveler. We only publish blog post that is informative and entertaining to add value to our readers’ user experience.

Contact us: sales[at]dailytravelogue.com