Does Internet Earning Need to be Tax?

Internet taxation laws have been debated in courtrooms across the U.S. for the past several years, with the fortunes of singlepage websites and multibillion-dollar enterprises hanging in the balance.

In what is considered to be a landmark case, the North Carolina Department of Revenue had requested that e-commerce giant Amazon reveal sensitive customer data to help the state collect back taxes from online transactions. The motion was recently denied because of basic First Amendment rights, delivering a significant blow to North Carolina’s plan to use the tax money to lower its considerable budget deficit. The decision represents a victory for the commercial Web as well as for the U.S. Constitution, but similar cases are being decided in New York, Texas, Colorado and several other states.

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