Michigan House Committee considers merits of taxing Internet purchases

7:36 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Michigan House Committee considers merits of taxing Internet purchases

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Michigan treasury estimates $460-million in sales taxes from remote Internet purchases will go uncollected this fiscal year
Lansing - Internet retailers that have a physical presence or affiliated companies in Michigan would have to collect sales taxes on purchases under legislative proposals debated Wednesday in a House committee. The House Tax Policy Committee held public testimony on GOP-sponsored legislation that would change the definition of legal presence for out-of-state companies that sell merchandise toMichiganians on the Web.