Mom & Pop v. Dot-Com: A Disparity in Taxation Based on How You Shop?

By: Jaime Klima

With the extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, concern has resurfaced over whether and when shoppers will be forced to pay state sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet. In fact, consumers should be paying sales tax on all Internet purchases, though few actually do. This iBrief explores the current law on taxation of e-commerce purchases and argues that small modifications by state tax administrators will align the tax treatment of mom & pop stores and e-retailers.

Cite: 2002 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0028