(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber offers comments on today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to collect online sales taxes:
From Bill Waltz, vice president of taxation and public finance:
“The Indiana Chamber is very pleased to see today’s Supreme Court decision to permit states to move forward with sales tax collection from online retailers.
“It will further level the playing field between in-state brick-and-mortar retailers and their online competitors, while also boosting Indiana’s sales tax base. For years, this situation has resulted in substantial loss of revenue to states, thus increasing the tax burden on those who do pay the taxes they owe.
“The Indiana Chamber has been a long-time advocate for online sales tax collection; it is one of the key goals in our Indiana Vision 2025 plan. We applaud state legislators who took the initiative in the 2017 Indiana General Assembly to prepare for this hoped-for decision. That legislation, which the Indiana Chamber strongly supported, has our state perfectly poised to fully implement an online sales tax law and trigger the tax collection.”
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”