Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled for the state of South Dakota in the case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The decision upholds the state’s requirement that large-scale online sellers without a physical presence in the state collect and remit sales and use taxes.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair is a win for Main Street businesses and state and local governments. For years, I have highlighted the inherent unfairness of the Quill standard and urged Congress to be proactive in finding a commonsense solution. By overturning Quill’s outdated nexus requirement, the Supreme Court has done what Congress should have long ago – pave the way for Arkansas and 44 additional states to collect the taxes they are lawfully owed and level the playing field for our local businesses.
“Now, it is imperative that Congress moves swiftly to enact legislation to protect small businesses across the country, as South Dakota has already chosen to do. I have been a champion of e-fairness since coming to Congress, and I will continue to work tirelessly on this important issue. We must get this done.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense, military construction-veterans affairs, and labor-health and human services subcommittees.