CO Wins a Round as Court Rules for Internet Sales Tax

Officials want to mug anybody they can reach


Colorado's efforts to compel large online retailers to collect millions of dollars in state taxes on Internet sales scored a win Tuesday, although enforcement of the so-called Amazon tax law may be contingent on whether opponents continue their legal challenge.

In the latest development, a federal appeals court ruled that a lower court overstepped its jurisdiction in tossing out the law last year.

The law, passed in 2010, imposes extensive reporting requirements on e-tailers that don't collect Colorado's 2.9 percent use tax on purchases.

The law was intended to urge non-collecting retailers to start charging the tax.