In an article entitled "Online Sales Tax Will Create Ecommerce Chaos" in Multichannel Merchant (Oct. 8 online), Steve DelBianco, Executive Director of NetChoice, warns that pending federal legislation that would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales tax on all sales nationwide is "a nightmare coming your way."
We've written about this before, and cited the 1992 Supreme Court decision, Quill Corp. vs. North Dakota,
which said states are not allowed to require out-of-state companies to
collect sales taxes unless that company has a physical presence, such as
a store or warehouse, in the state.