Kill Quill: Volume 2

By Michael Rebagliati 2017 ended with a legislative bang as Congressional Republicans (rapidly) passed the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in a generation. For many tax lawyers, 2018 has begun with a whimper as they scramble to understand what this means for their clients. And yet, another major change to U.S. tax law still looms on the policy horizon. But this time, the change is coming not from Congress, but from the Supreme Court. On January 12th, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Wayfair is a case about state sales taxes and the internet. Fundamentally, the petitioner (South Dakota) wants to make sure that South Dakotans pay their sales taxes when they buy things online. To help accomplish this, the state would like out-of-state companies that sell things online to play by the same rules as in-state companies that sell things in person—i.e., collect sales tax on these online transactions and remit that money to…

Read more detail on Recent Law Student posts –

This entry was posted in Law Students and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply