By Christopher Lutz and Jeff Friedman

On December 15, 2016, the Tennessee Joint Government Operations Committee held a hearing regarding the governor’s proposal to establish an economic nexus standard for the state sales tax. Under the proposal, remote sellers would be subject to collection obligations in the state if their Tennessee sales exceed $500,000. The

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its opinion in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, reversing the district court’s order granting summary judgment. The Tenth Circuit held that Colorado’s notice and reporting requirements imposed on non-collecting retailers did not violate the dormant Commerce Clause because they neither discriminated against, nor

By Saabir Kapoor and Andrew Appleby

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an en banc rehearing on October 1, 2013, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is expected to bring suit in Colorado District Court to challenge the constitutionality of the Colorado law that requires out-of-state retailers without a physical presence

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) filed a motion for preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on August 13 in an effort to stop Colorado from enforcing the recently enacted—and highly controversial—sales tax notice and reporting obligations on remote retailers. Arguing that “affected DMA members will suffer irreparable harm to their businesses” without an injunction, the motion seeks to relieve remote retailers of the burdens of Colorado H.B. 1193 until the substantive issues in the lawsuit are resolved. The parties have attempted to narrow and expedite discovery on the Commerce Clause claims and to consolidate the preliminary injunction proceedings with a trial on the merits on those claims. It appears that the parties agree that resolution of these issues prior to enforcement of the end-of-year reporting requirements is beneficial to both the state and taxpayers.Continue Reading DMA Lawsuit: Twists and Turns Continue