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Re: Texas Clears Up Server-Nexus E-Commerce Sales Tax Issue
Posted by: Marvin Kirsner 2011-06-11 10:53:50
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Both Houses of the Texas legislature have passed a bill that legislatively repeals a controversial regulation that has caused a great deal of concern to e-commerce vendors and to Web hosting companies. A state can only require a company to collect its sales tax if the company has a substantial physical presence, or "nexus," in the state, because of a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case, Quill v. North Dakota . Until last July, the mere use of a server in a state -- without any other presence there -- had not been considered adequate to establish nexus.

Gov. Perry signs Texas computer server clarification bill
Posted by: kirsnerm 2011-06-20 09:58:59 In reply to: Marvin Kirsner
As an update to this story, Governor Perry signed this Texas server bill into law on June 17, 2011.

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