It's not in our nature to say we are glad that states will be able to collect more taxes. But this time that is the case. The U.S. Supreme Court says online companies will have to collect sales taxes and pay the states just like the stores down the street.
Until now, it was just not right. The online companies with no actual presence in the state had an unfair advantage able to offer their products sales tax free. Now they are on a level playing field.
Fair is fair and there is plenty to do with the additional dollars. Roads and bridges and education come to mind.
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