Cyber Monday spawns a host of articles asking “Where’s the Tax?

A host of articles today highlight the taxes that go uncollected when consumers shop online:

Indiana – Department of Revenue is advising locals to ‘check those receipts’ to see if sales tax was collected, and if not, to keep track and report it at year-end.

Florida – an unfairly titled article covers efforts by a State Legislator is pushing for Florida to join the Streamlined effort.

Massachusetts – a call for fairness to Main Street Merchants (though the article offers a misguided ‘Origin-based’ solution…)

Wisconsin – article calls attention to the estimated $150 million in uncollected Wisconsin sales tax each year.

National – NBC interview with Maureen Riehl of the National Retail Federation sums up the issues and the growing momentum towards passage of the Main Street Fairness Act now pending before Congress.

We’ll try to keep you updated on this blog with the deluge of articles.  Stay tuned!


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