WASHINGTON — Retailers’ efforts to close the Internet sales tax loophole just found new life on Capitol Hill.
A group of senators, led by Sens. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) and Mike Enzi (R., Wyoming), have introduced legislation that combined their own bill enabling states to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online sellers with a House-passed bill extending a permanent ban on states taxing Internet access. The new combined legislation is designed to equalize the ground rules for brick-and-mortar retailers.
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