Missouri – Wallingford: Statewide Online Tax Reform Unlikely This Year


Missouri lawmakers likely won’t decide on how to tax online sales before the legislative session ends in May, state Sen. Wayne Wallingford said Friday.

Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate, but there has been no consensus on the issue, he said.

“So far, it has not gotten a lot of traction in the Senate,” the Cape Girardeau lawmaker said.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision last year, overruled a pair of decades-old decisions that made it difficult for states to collect sales tax from online businesses that didn’t have a physical presence in their states.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN

April 6, 2019
By Mark Bliss