Thursday, June 21, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that states can collect online sales taxes:
“I applaud today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning an earlier ruling that a business had to have a physical presence in a state in order for that state to collect state sales tax on online purchases. The earlier ruling placed the responsibility of paying the online sales tax on customers who generally did not realize they owed it.
“I again call on Congress to level the field for small businesses and retailers in Oklahoma and across the country by implementing a fair system for online sales tax. We have to help our local communities keep local businesses healthy so that cities and towns can fund core services. I appreciate Amazon and other retailers who already have agreed to collect Oklahoma sales tax on items sold directly through their companies.”