by Roger Russell
May 15, 2018
On the heels of the Supreme Court hearing in Wayfair v. South Dakota, but before any decision has been made public, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal got a jump on the court by quietly signing legislation aimed at making sure that Georgians who buy goods from online retailers will pay sales taxes on what they purchase, beginning January 1, 2019.
“A lot of states are holding off on taking any action, just to see what happens with Wayfair,” observed Chreasea Dickerson, tax law editor for Bloomberg Tax, who helped oversea the just-released Bloomberg Tax’s 18th Annual Survey of State Tax Departments.
“Surprisingly, 16 states indicated that their sales tax nexus policy was based on economic nexus, despite the fact that it contradicts Quill. In addition, six states indicated that they have an economic nexus that is not currently being enforced due to an effective date in the future, or pending litigation,” she said.