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Supreme Court Won’t Review N.Y. Sales-Tax Law For Online Retailers

Published on December 2, 2013
by Brent Kendall

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a 2008 New York state law aimed at collecting millions in sales taxes from online purchases by state residents, rejecting a legal challenge by online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.

The court, in a brief written order, said it would not consider a challenge to the state law by Amazon and Overstock.com Inc. The Internet retailers had urged the high court to clarify when state governments have the ability to require out-of-state shopping sites to collect sales taxes.

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