The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s largest and most innovative retailers, released a statement following today’s oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case that focuses on a decades-old loophole that allows online-only retailers to skirt collecting and remitting state sales tax. RILA and it’s sister organization, the Retail Litigation Center (RLC), have worked on a years-long, robust amicus strategy to see this case through.
“Today marks a big day for America’s Main Street retailers. For too long, giant online sellers have held a distinct advantage over local brick and mortar stores. We are thankful that the Supreme Court heard today’s oral arguments and are hopeful that once and for all, all retailers will have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field,” said Deborah White, general counsel for RILA and president of the RLC.
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.