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Isn’t it only fair to pay sales taxes online?

May 8, 2013
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would subject online sales to state sales taxes. The issue pits brick-and-mortar retailers, including some of the nation's biggest chain stores, against online retailers such as eBay and Amazon. Those online retailers do not have to collect sales taxes, except in states where they have offices or distribution centers. This creates a small pricing advantage for them.



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