In a recent landmark decision in the US, the Supreme Court has ruled that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.
This is a very consequential decision, as online retailers like Amazon and eBay were previously protected from paying tax if they had no physical presence in a state. The ruling comes against a backdrop of Trump’s criticism of Amazon, the leading player in online retail
The decision will see online shopping become significantly more expensive for US consumers.
Although this has no direct impact on the UK, it is a move that could ultimately influence taxing protocol here and in the rest of Europe.
The independent have reported on the case, you can find out more here: