State lawmakers approve online sales tax bills

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota will start collecting sales taxes from many out-of-state internet retailers this fall under a bill approved by the Legislature.

Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday during a special session to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's measure, which would allow the collections to start Nov. 1.

A second bill that passed would require marketplaces that handle payments such as eBay to collect sales taxes for sellers on their platforms.

Daugaard urged support, saying the bills are the culmination of the fight South Dakota has led for "tax fairness." Republican Sen. Stace Nelson, an opponent, says South Dakotans are taxed enough already.

The special session comes after a June 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.

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