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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds State Sales Tax Imposed On Satellites, Not Cables

By a vote of 5-2, the Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that taxes satellite providers but exempts cable providers, assessing a 5.5 percent sales tax on direct tv companies.  In the opinion handed down yesterday in DirecTv v. Levin, the Court held that the Commerce Clause "protects the interstate market, not particular interstate firms or particular structures or methods of operation in a retail market." The decision is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. More here from the Ohio Supreme Court website.

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