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Impact of high court’s online sales-tax ruling might be modest in Washington state

FILE – In this June 30, 2014 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Donald Trump will enter the Oval Office with the ability to re-establish the Supreme Court’s conservative tilt and the chance to cement it for the long term. Trump is expected to act quickly to fill one court vacancy and could choose the successor for up to three justices who will be in their 80s by the time his term ends. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The court said states can collect sales taxes directly from sellers outside their borders, unlocking hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue and leveling the playing field for brick-and-mortar stores.

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