S.D. Wins U.S. Supreme Court Tax Case, But State Courts Still Involved

Aug 6, 2018

SD Attorney General Marty Jackley addresses the U.S. Supreme Court, in this courtroom drawing done by sketch artist Art Lien from the Washington Bureau of NBC News.
Credit Art Lien

In June the United States Supreme Court overturned decades-old precedent that denied states the authority to require out-of-state vendors to collect and remit sales taxes.

South Dakota pushed the issue, and in April, Attorney General Marty Jackley argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

South Dakota prevailed, in part on the strength of its state law that streamlines the tax collection process and does not seek to collect retroactively. That same law also suspends tax collection while litigation with vendors is ongoing.

Now state officials are talking about holding a special session to eliminate that part of the law that suspends collection.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks talks with the Attorney General about where the state stands now.