• ACLU Sues North Carolina Over Its Sales/Use Tax Audit Practice
  • July 15, 2010 | Authors: Michele Borens; Jeffrey A. Friedman; Marc A. Simonetti; Eric S. Tresh
  • Law Firms: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Washington Office ; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Atlanta Office ; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - New York Office ; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Atlanta Office
  • The aggressiveness of some states to assert tax jurisdiction over out-of-state retailers (or to enforce tax against their customers) took another turn last week. On June 23, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a complaint in U.S. Federal District Court against Kenneth Lay in his official capacity as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Revenue in an attempt to protect the privacy of customers of Amazon.com.