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U.S. Supreme Court struggles with e-commerce sales tax case

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By Lawrence HurleyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared hesitant to let states force out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases, with some of the justices saying Congress would be best suited to resolve the matter.The nine justices heard a one-hour argument in the closely watched case pitting South Dakota, backed by President Donald Trump's administration, against e-commerce businesses, a fight potentially worth billions of dollars that could affect states' coffers and consumers' wallets.The justices heard the case against a backdrop of ...

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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 00:45 IST