Businesses Push For Online Sales Taxes On Hearing's Eve

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT) -- More than 1,000 businesses on Tuesday asked the House Judiciary Committee to require online retailers to collect sales taxes from out-of-state customers, saying the current legal environment gives an unfair advantage to companies without physical shops.

The open letter, addressed to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the committee's chairman, represents the latest request to address a particularly gray area of the law that invites questions about due process and states’ rights in the digital age. Goodlatte’s committee will hold a hearing Wednesday morning to further discuss reform....
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