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May 6, 2013 6:12 PM
Backroom internet tax ambush
Posted by Staff
The Wall Street Journal reports:

Now that the Senate has approved a bill to give state and local governments more power to collect Internet sales taxes, the bill's author intends to find out what's in it. Specifically he's trying to find out how many audits his bill authorizes against e-commerce companies.

This bizarre turn in Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi's effort to increase tax collections online comes courtesy of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. On Monday the Senate voted 69-27 to approve Mr. Enzi's Marketplace Fairness Act, which forces online retailers to collect sales taxes for all of America's 9,600 state and local governments.
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