Senate To Vote on Internet Sales Tax Measure
Prepare to be mugged
Many polls from the past few years have found that lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are just slightly less popular than catching the flu while on a beach vacation. Remarkably, the U.S. Senate could approve a bill this week that will likely make lawmakers even less popular with many online shoppers.
The Senate is expected to vote as early as Monday on the long-debated issue of an Internet sales tax. The bill being considered in Washington now would require online outlets with sales of at least $1 million to collect sales tax in all states, even those in which they don't have a store, warehouse or other physical operations. Today those taxes don't have to be collected by e-retailers in states they don't set (flesh or robot) foot in.