On April 17, the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against allowing states to levy sales taxes on goods sold online.
The proponents of the state Internet tax, led by the state of South Dakota, will argue that allowing states to collect taxes from out-of-state retailers is only a matter of basic fairness for in-state retailers who compete against giant, out-of-state virtual stores.
The problem is, the underlying facts of today’s retail world are in many instances opposite of what tax proponents are arguing.
My wife, Juliette, and I manage a small business in Georgia. If our company was allowed to stand before the court, I would argue…