Lawmakers mull over legislation to enforce sales tax on Internet sales

By WKTV News

CONSUMER (WKTV) - Online shopping days free of sales tax could be numbered as lawmakers debate a bill known as the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Some see it as an infringement on states’ rights and a federal encroachment on the almost-sacred ground of Internet commerce.

The legislation would help states force online retailers to collect sales tax.

Monday, the Senate voted 74-20 to take the legislation up for debate and amendment.

States like New Hampshire, Montana and Oregon — which have no sales taxes are standing together against nearly every other state in the nation.

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