internet sales tax

7:45 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Bills Putting Sales Tax on Internet Purchases Approved by Legislature

Retailers support the bills, but tea party groups see them as a tax increase
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House early Friday morning put its stamp of approval on a pair of "Main Street Fairness" bills that aim to extend the state's sales and use taxes to online retailers. SB 0658 and SB 0659 extend the state's sales and use taxes to out-of-state companies with a physical "nexus" or presence in the state.
1:23 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

State Treasurer Says Internet Retailers Should Collect Michigan Sales Tax

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 and to collect and remit the state sales tax for purchases made by customers in Michigan.
Online sales tax
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Internet sales tax bill clears state House Committee

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Credit The Associated Press

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

Michigan Treasury Department estimates that state will lose $290-million from uncollected sales taxes this year
Lansing - Online retailers such as and 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.