Mayor Pleased With High Court Ruling on Sales Tax

Jun 21, 2018

Mayor Bynum
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS


States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states.

The ruling could mean great things for the City of Tulsa. Mayor Bynum tells KWGS, the ruling will bring Tulsa into the modern age. Sales Tax is the city's major source of revenue. Sales Tax collections have declined over the years as more people shift to online shopping. 

More than 40 states had asked the high court to overrule two, decades-old Supreme Court decisions that they said cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. The decisions made it more difficult for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases.