New York’s “Amazon Law”: An Important Tool for Collecting Taxes Owed on Internet Purchases

Source: Michael Mazerov, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 23, 2009

From the summary:
The inability to collect all sales taxes that are legally due on purchases made over the Internet costs states billions of dollars a year in lost revenue. In 2008, New York State enacted an innovative law that helps to address this problem. Rhode Island adopted a similar measure this year. All states with sales taxes should give serious consideration to doing so as well.

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