FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states could charge tax for online purchases. That decision could mean millions of dollars for the state.
"It's the convenience of online shopping. You have to pay extra, so be it, it's not too much for me," said Fort Wayne resident Pauline Perago.
You could notice changes with online retailers like Amazon and eBay but first, retailers have to wait for congress to pass legislation.
You most likely wont see any big changes in your shopping cart right away. Each state still have to decided if they will make the internet a tax-free zone. Here in Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb says the the ruling will level the playing field.
"That's how the government works. I'm a consumer and if you don't want to pay the tax, don't buy anything," said Fort Wayne resident Jessica Alberda.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce made a statement supporting the ruling saying, "The Indiana Chamber is very pleased to see today's Supreme Court decision to permit states to move forward with sales tax collection from online retailers."
Although Indiana hasn't made a decision about what will happen, some people here in Fort Wayne say they don't think the tax will affect their online shopping.
"It wouldn't deter me because the prices are a little bit better than just going shopping at like a Walmart or something. I mean, it's hard to beat but it's a little bit better still," said Fort Wayne resident Samuel Booth.