County officials are divided on whether they want Virginia to collect taxes on internet retail sales.
The issue was a point of contention on Sept. 17, as members of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors discussed their list of priorities for the General Assembly session that begins in January.
County Administrator Christian Goodwin suggested asking state leaders to require that online retailers collect taxes on purchases made in Virginia. This became an option in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that businesses can be compelled to collect taxes even if they have no physical presence in a state.
The Central Virginian
September 28, 2018