Internet tax — is it coming soon?

The “Streamlined Sales Tax Project” is moving its way through Congress. The objective is to charge the prevailing sales tax rate of the cusotmer’s home-state jurisdiction and pass the tax money along to the appropriate statehouse.

There is much opposition, especially from e-Bay users. The issue is: Should internet buyers/sellers be treated differently from brick & mortar sellers? And there is much pressure from the states wanting more revenue.

Before getting to the mechanics of the process, it seems this basic question must be answered first.


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