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Michigan Retailers Association calls for internet sales tax


LANSING (WKZO) -- The Michigan Retailers Association is among the groups hoping to see an internet sales tax be passed by Congress. The Senate's approved it, and the president says he'll sign it, but the House still has to act.

The Retailers Association's Tom Scott says, not only is it unfair that brick and mortar stores have to charge more because of sales tax, but the state is losing out on that possible source of revenue. He says about 500 million more dollars a year could be collected in sales taxes in Michigan if there was an internet sales tax.

If the internet sales tax is approved in Washington, online retailers would have to charge the sales tax for whatever state the buyer lives in.