Let the lawsuits begin; looks like the Mississippi Department of Revenue has enacted a rule that will start requiring large online retailers to collect taxes on sales made from outside of the state starting December 1. There was a heated debate about the internet sales tax issue during the legislative session earlier this year. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves blocked legislation supporting this tax, calling it unconstitutional. There is a push right now to overturn a previous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected tax collection by out-of-state merchants. If this is unenforceable and unconstitutional, why is the MS Dept. of Revenue enacting this rule?
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