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Democrats Push for New Internet Sales Taxes

Monday, 05 Jul 2010 11:03 AM

Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., has introduced a bill that would erase the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes.

Presently, Americans who shop over the Internet from out-of-state vendors usually aren't required to pay sales taxes.

However, pro-tax officials and state governments have been long lobbying Congress to require taxes, arguing that reduced sales tax revenue threatens budgets for necessary services such as education and law enforcement.

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