A Brief History of the Coalition and Its Objectives

A Brief History

In mid-January 2018, the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association held its annual meeting and as a part of that meeting discussed the implications of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. A unanimous vote was cast in support of forming a coalition of state and national auction associations to formally file a brief with the US Supreme Court. 

Shortly thereafter, Wisconsin and Iowa joined the coalition, and in early February the National Auctioneers Association officially joined the coalition. If you are interested in joining the coalition, please feel free to contact us

In late-January 2018, a group of like-minded auction professionals was appointed by the coalition. The coalition curated the background and implications of the case and discussed logical solutions to the taxation issue. The result of that work is AuctionTax.com. 


The coalition is actively working with legal counsel to file a brief on behalf of the auction industry with the US Supreme Court. In addition, legal counsel has been directed to work with the legal counsel for Wayfair, Inc. to ensure the position of the auction industry is both heard and incorporated into the arguments before the Court. 


John Schultz