Governor submits bills for online sales tax special session

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has submitted bills for South Dakota lawmakers to consider at a special legislative session to implement a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

Daugaard said Thursday he's offering bills that will let the state benefit from the "national tax fairness victory that we led." The special session is Sept. 12.

One measure would allow the state to start collecting sales tax from many out-of-state internet retailers on Nov. 1. A second bill would require marketplaces such as eBay to collect sales taxes for sellers on their platforms if the marketplace handles payments.

The session comes after the high court ruling in South Dakota's favor that opened the door for consumers to see sales tax on more online purchases from out-of-state companies.