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Gov. Fallin issues statement regarding Supreme Court ruling for online sales tax

Gov. Fallin issues statement for online sales tax Supreme Court ruling (KTUL)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases, and it's seen as a big win for states.

Governor Mary Fallin issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that states can collect online sales tax:

I applaud today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning an earlier ruling that a business had to have a physical presence in a state in order for that state to collect state sales tax on online purchases. The earlier ruling placed the responsibility of paying the online sales tax on customers who generally did not realize they owed it. I again call on Congress to level the field for small businesses and retailers in Oklahoma and across the country by implementing a fair system for online sales tax. We have to help our local communities keep local businesses healthy so that cities and towns can fund core services. I appreciate Amazon and other retailers who already have agreed to collect Oklahoma sales tax on items sold directly through their companies.
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