RILA Responds on Online Tax Loophole

“For too long, giant online sellers have held a distinct advantage over local brick and mortar stores,” says RILA spokesperson.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) released a statement following oral arguments this week in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case that focuses on a decades-old loophole that allows online-only retailers to skirt collecting and remitting state sales tax.

RILA and it’s sister organization, the Retail Litigation Center (RLC), have worked on a years-long, robust amicus strategy to see this case through.

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“Today marks a big day for America’s Main Street retailers. For too long, giant online sellers have held a distinct advantage over local brick and mortar stores. We are thankful that the Supreme Court heard today’s oral arguments and are hopeful that once and for all, all retailers will have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field,” said Deborah White, general counsel for RILA and president of the RLC.