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Monday, March 14, 2011

States Eye Internet Sales Tax


“Across the country, state officials struggling with big budget shortfalls are trying to get Amazon.com to take on a role it does not want: tax collector…. Last Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn, Democrat of Illinois, signed a law that compels online retailers that work with affiliates in his state to collect sales tax on purchases by residents.” (New York Times)

For the politicians, the taxpayers constitute a bottomless well.

FEE Timely Classic
“Don’t Tax the Internet” by Lawrence W. Reed