internet sales tax

1:23 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

State Treasurer Says Internet Retailers Should Collect Michigan Sales Tax

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Legislation to close loopholes in sales tax laws is stalled in state House
Lansing Michigans state treasurer said Tuesday he favors forcing Internet retailers to collect the states 6 percent sales tax. Treasurer Kevin Clinton endorsed the so-called Main Street fairness legislation requiring Internet retail giants like Amazon.com and Overstock.com to collect and remit the state sales tax for purchases made by customers in Michigan.
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9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Internet sales tax bill clears state House Committee

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Interview with Alethia Kasben

So-called "Main Street Fairness" bills face an uncertain future in the full House. 

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10:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Michigan House committee approves bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases

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Michigan Treasury Department estimates that state will lose $290-million from uncollected sales taxes this year
Lansing - Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com would be required to collect and remit sales taxes for Internet purchases from Michigan residents under legislation a House committee approved Wednesday. Without debate, the House Tax Policy Committee approved a two-bill package to close loopholes in the state's existing sales tax laws that allowed consumers to buy goods tax-free from out-of-state online retailers.