LA Times covers the debate over internet sales tax

Los Angeles Times: California legislation would tighten rules on Internet sales tax

Los Angeles Times: California legislation would tighten rules on Internet sales tax

This comprehensive LA Times article by Marc Lifsher covers all sides of the internet sales tax debate—the estimated $1.7  billion in uncollected sales tax for California, the concerns of brick-and-mortar retailers who lose sales to online retailers, and the worries of California-based websites that will lose revenue if Amazon (and others) pull affiliate relationships from the state if AB 153, the affiliate nexus legislation, passes. The Main Street Fairness Act, which will be introduced in Congress in the coming weeks, would give California a way to collect this revenue without incurring the collateral damage to local website operators that affiliate nexus laws can cause.

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