Despite Supreme Court ruling, Ohio does not force online and catalog retailers to collect and remit sales tax.
Unlike other states, Ohio isn’t in any rush to capitalize on a recent U.S. Supreme Court tax ruling that would mean millions of dollars for the state.
The June ruling allows states to force online and catalog retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. If enforced, the ruling would add to shoppers’ bills but, proponents argue, would also level the retail playing field.
Since the ruling, at least 26 of the 45 states with a sales tax have either started collecting the tax or plan to in coming months, said Bill Fox, who has studied the issue as director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee.
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