The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Bill Hughes in reaction to the Supreme Court decision to deny certiorari in a New York online sales tax case.
“The decision by the Supreme Court to deny certiorari in the New York case reaffirms that it is up to Congress to close the online sales tax loophole. After a strong bipartisan vote in the Senate and positive developments in the House in 2013, this should be the last holiday shopping season that online-only retailers get special tax treatment over their brick and mortar competitors."
“It’s time for Congress to close the sales tax loophole and give all retailers a fair shot in the free market.”
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.