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Sunday, June 3, 2012

20 years after Quill decision - still waiting for a solution

I'm honored to be a guest blogger on Forbes today compliments of fellow blogger Peter Reilly who is always finding interesting aspects of tax decisions and sharing his insights with taxpayers and tax practitioners.  My post is on the reality that it has been 20 years since the US Supreme Court reminded states and taxpayers that any solution to the challenge of collecting sales tax in a cross-border marketplace was with Congress.  That is - it is the 20th anniversary of the Quill decision. Check it out, along with Peter's always interesting posts - here.

fyi - there are links to the case and some current activity in the post.  You can hear the oral argument and opinion announcement for the Quill case here. The 1992 opinion was written by Justice Stevens, pictured here.
Justice John Paul Stevens, retired 2010

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