End of “Tax Free” Internet Orders may be coming

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WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) — Major U.S. retail groups applauded the Senate’s approval in a 75-24 vote for a law forcing large Internet firms to collect state sales taxes.

Local retailers have long considered it unfair that they must charge state sales tax on purchases, while large Internet firms, like Amazon.com, can sell the same item without charging a sales tax, essentially giving their prices a discount.

via Retail groups voice approval of Marketplace Fairness act – UPI.com.