Online retailers can be forced to collect tax, high court rules

THE SUPREME COURT ruled that states and local governments may start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from internet retailers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO
NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court freed states and local governments to start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from internet retailers that don’t currently charge tax to their customers. Siding with states and traditional retailers on a 5-4 vote Thursday, the court overturned a 1992 ruling that had made much of the…

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