South Dakota lawmakers to debate online sales tax measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are gathering for a special legislative session to allow the state to start collecting sales taxes from many out-of-state internet retailers this fall.

Lawmakers gather Wednesday to consider Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s legislation, which would allow the collections to start Nov. 1.

A second special session bill would require marketplaces that handle payments such as eBay to collect sales taxes for sellers on their platforms. The Legislature’s budget-writing committee endorsed the measures ahead of the special session.

It comes after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota’s favor that opened the door for consumers to see sales tax on more online purchases from out-of-state companies.

Lawmakers during the session will also debate an unrelated third bill on the timing of the new governor’s inauguration in January.

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