October 2, 2017
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they don’t have a physical presence.
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Monday he’s petitioned the high court for review.
South Dakota is taking aim at legal rulings issued mostly before the online shopping boom. As internet shopping has grown, states argue it’s costing them unfairly in sales taxes.
South Dakota legislators passed a law last year requiring collection of the tax. The law was struck down this summer by the state Supreme Court due to precedent. The state had welcomed the defeat so it could try to get the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.