Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTBP: OTCQX U.S.) | Overstock.com Comments on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Review South Dakota’s Sales Tax Case

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) recognizes a courtesy that this box has generated, and looks brazen to a event to remonstrate a Supreme Court to endorse a before rulings safeguarding a giveaway upsurge of widespread commerce from overreaching state taxation laws. South Dakota’s interest to a U.S. Supreme Court seeks to retreat a reduce justice preference rejecting a state’s bid to revoke Quill Corp v. North Dakota. South Dakota’s petition strives to assent a state to enhance a taxation management over a borders and levy obligations on out-of-state sellers with no earthy participation in a state.

“We’re assured that as a Supreme Court delves deeper into a issue, it will endorse that a doctrine settled in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota is transparent and satisfactory on this matter,” pronounced Jonathan Johnson, boss of Overstock’s subsidiary, Medici Ventures, Inc., and a member of Overstock’s house of directors, “That said, unless Congress intercedes, underneath a U.S. Constitution any tradesman but a earthy participation in South Dakota can't be compulsory to collect and subtract state sales tax.”

The retailers named in a lawsuit, Overstock, Wayfair Inc., and Newegg Inc., say a lawsuit is in approach antithesis to existent fashion set by a U.S. Supreme Court in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which mandates that usually companies with an tangible earthy participation in a specific state are obliged for collecting sales tax. None of a retailers named in a lawsuit have an determined earthy participation in South Dakota.

“States do not have energy to elected people or organizations that do not have a earthy participation within their state to do a state’s pursuit of collecting sales tax,” continued Johnson. “It’s a candid notion. And, negligence for a fashion would have serious consequences for destiny businesses and individuals.”

“We will quietly mount shoulder to shoulder with a competitors to quarrel this ardent try by a State of South Dakota to hedge inherent law,” resolved Johnson.

About Overstock.com

Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ tZERO platform: OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is an online tradesman formed in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a extended operation of products during low prices, including furniture, décor, rugs, bedding, and home improvement. In further to home goods, Overstock.com offers a accumulation of products including jewelry, electronics, apparel, and more, as good as a marketplace providing business entrance to hundreds of thousands of products from third-party sellers. Additional stores embody Pet Adoptions and Worldstock.com dedicated to offered artisan-crafted products from around a world. Forbes ranked Overstock in a list of a Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock frequently posts information about a association and other associated matters underneath Investor Relations on a website, http://www.overstock.com.

O, Overstock.com, O.com, Club O, Main Street Revolution, and Worldstock are purebred trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. O.biz and Space Shift are also trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. Other use marks, trademarks and trade names that might be referred to herein are a skill of their particular owners.

This press recover contains certain forward-looking statements within a definition of Section 27A of a Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of a Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements embody all statements other than statements of chronological fact. Additional information per factors that could materially impact formula and a correctness of a forward-looking statements contained herein might be found in a Company’s Form 10-Q for a entertain finished Sep 30, 2017, that was filed with a SEC on Nov 8, 2017, and any successive filings with a SEC.

SOURCE: Overstock.com, Inc.

Media Contact:

Investor Contact:

Primary Logo

This entry was posted in Think Pink! and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.