Supreme Court Rules States Can Demand Outside Online Retailers Collect Sales Taxes

Supreme Court Rules States Can Demand Outside Online Retailers Collect Sales Taxes

Today the Supreme Court overturned past decisions and ruled, 5–4, that states may potentially demand that businesses that don’t have actual physical presence within their borders still pay sales taxes on what they sell to residents who live there. The ruling in South Dakota V. Wayfair overturns two previous Supreme Court precedents (Quill Corp. V. […]

Online retailers go offline in China

Online retailers go offline in China

THE season for the best xiaolongxia (“little dragon shrimp”) is just beginning, and so on a recent evening four young friends tucked into a pile of steaming-hot crayfish. But rather than sitting in a restaurant they were at a table surrounded by supermarket aisles stocked with nappies, baby formula and cooking oil. Above them, groceries […]