Online sales tax bills introduced in Congress – Tire Business
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislators in the U.S. House and Senate have introduced separate bills that attempt to close the loophole permitting online merchants to avoid charging state sales tax for internet purchases if they do not have a nexus in the state.
The pieces of legislation take different approaches to ending unfair competition caused by this loophole, according to the Auto Care Association, which supports passage of both bills.
The ability of online merchants to avoid charging state sales tax puts brick-and-mortar retailers at a price disadvantage, the ACA said.
The Tire Industry Association also supports passage of the …