CCAO Responds to Supreme Court’s South Dakota V. Wayfair Decision

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio joins with our National Association of Counties to applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that times have changed since 1992 and parity in sales tax treatment between our Main Street retailers and remote sellers is overdue. Through this opinion, the federal government is recognizing the changing nature of commerce and state efforts to simplify the collection process.

“Ohio’s 88 counties serve as the branch administrative office of the state by providing vital services. Sales tax has become the most important revenue source for counties to provide those services. The artificial distinction between whether a seller had a physical presence in the state was leading to unfair tax policy and a corresponding loss of funding for local services,” CCAO Executive Director Suzanne Dulaney said.

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