Internet Sales Tax Bill Passes 1st Test In Fla. Senate

Law360, Miami (February 6, 2013, 4:11 PM EST) -- The Florida Senate's Commerce and Tourism Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would require out-of-state Internet retailers to collect sales tax from Florida residents, with supporters calling it tax reform, not a hike, and offering corresponding breaks to offset the added charges.

“I think this is an idea whose time has finally come after 12 years,” said the bill's sponsor and Commerce and Tourism Committee Chairwoman Nancy Detert, R-Venice, who has worked on previous related efforts. “We didn't work on this then because we didn't really...
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