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"[W]e believe the proper solution is for the federal law to change in a way that actually has every state collecting from every online retailer," said Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah.
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"[W]e believe the proper solution is for the federal law to change in a way that actually has every state collecting from every online retailer," said Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Supreme Court today ruled on South Dakota vs. Wayfair, writing that states can collect sales taxes from businesses even if they do not have a physical presence in the state. The 5-4 ruling effectively overturned its own 1992 decision in Quill vs. North Dakota that restricted states from collecting some sales taxes.

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Nancy Gertner, former Massachusetts federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School and WBUR legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

Richard Jones, tax attorney at Sullivan and Worcester in Boston.

This segment aired on June 21, 2018.

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