The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled states like North Dakota can collect sales tax from online retailers, even if said retailers have no store in the state.

As the Bismarck Tribune reports, the ruling  overturns a 1992 case that prohibited such collections.

State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger issued a statment on the ruling Thursday: "Remote sellers will [now] be required to collect and remit sales tax to North Dakota  if they make a minimum of either 200 sales or $100,000 in sales per year in North Dakota, even if they don’t have a physical presence here,"

Mr. Rauschenberger says he plans a meeting with State Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to develop a game plan for implementing the new law.

"This is a victory for North Dakota’s brick and mortar retailers who have had to compete with online retailers that don’t collect sales or use taxes from their customers," Stenehjem said in a statement of his own.



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