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South Dakota Lawmakers To Debate Online Sales Tax Measures

PIERRE, S.D. - 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.

KELOLAND's Dan Santella is in Pierre for the special session; follow him on Twitter for updates.

 


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