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Senators Debate Internet Sales Tax Bill: April 25, 2013

Senators Debate Internet Sales Tax Bill: April 25, 2013

Senators debate internet sales tax bill: April 25, 2013

Every year, an increasing number of Americans choose to conduct at least a portion of their shopping online, which has given rise to Internet giants like These online retailers benefit from not being required to collect sales tax, in most cases, from customers who purchase in a state other than the one the retailer is physically located in. Opponents of such a set-up argue that not only do mom-and-pop retailers suffer from loss of business, but also that states lose a significant amount of tax revenue. Some states have attempted to pass laws to require Internet retailers to collect taxes, but in 2013, a large push came ...

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