Overstock.com has a small but unmistakable advantage for anyone looking to buy a 3-cup Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor for shipment to Germantown, Maryland: Purchasers don’t have to pay the 6 percent sales tax they’d owe at a local store.
sort of discrepancy is at the heart of a multibillion-dollar U.S.
Supreme Court case set for argument Tuesday. States and traditional
retailers are asking the court to overturn a 26-year-old ruling that
exempts many internet merchants from collecting billions of dollars in
sales taxes. The 1992 decision says retailers can be forced to collect
the tax only if they have a physical presence in a state, such as a
store or warehouse.. . . more