by Pete Williams
WASHINGTON — Online shopping will soon become more expensive after the U.S. Supreme court ruled Thursday that states can require internet retailers to collect sales taxes.
The 5-4 decision broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred states from imposing sales taxes on most purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.
The decision was a victory for South Dakota, which had asked the court to uphold its recently passed law imposing an internet sales tax.
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