The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has a new hobby. Unfortunately, it’s the job that your elected officials in Madison should be doing.
Before a June decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, states could only hold retailers liable for tax collection if they had a physical presence in the state. The court’s decision to throw out that protection has states seeing dollar signs, and legislatures have responded with the speed that only the promise of new revenues can spur. They’ve been holding special sessions or quickly pushing through legislation to give themselves nationwide taxing power.
Read full story here.