(NBC News) The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can now require online businesses to collect sales tax, even if that business doesn’t have a physical footprint there.
"The internet has had an unfair advantage against stores for a number of years. And it’s really hurt main street,
it’s hurt large retailers, and it’s just leveling the playing field," says Enjoy CEO, Ron Johnson.
The Supreme Court is reversing a previous decision dating back to the days when shoppers flipped through catalogs instead of swiping through computer screens.
One government estimate says states stand to reap up to $13 billion in new revenue.
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