Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial: “Make online sellers collect sales tax”



Another newspaper’s editorial board has come out in favor of requiring all retailers to collect the sales tax due on purchases. The editors acknowledge that affiliate nexus laws don’t solve the problem entirely, but they suggest that Minnesota pursue that avenue in advance of federal legislation: “Minnesota shouldn’t wait for Congress—not when it can gain an estimated $10.6 million more in revenue in the coming biennium without raising taxes. (Tax-averse legislators should note: The retailers’ proposal does not raise taxes. It simply collects an existing tax.)”

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