Florida Senate Considers Taxing Internet Sales

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida lawmakers want to force online retailers to collect the state’s sales taxes.

A Senate committee on Thursday agreed to move a bill (SB 7206) that would require online retailers such as Amazon.com to collect the state’s 6 percent sales tax if the retailer has a warehouse or provides commissions to Florida residents who direct customers to the website.

Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases but there’s no way to enforce the law. Other states have tried to go after online retailers but many of those laws are being challenged in court.

The Senate bill — which could have an uphill battle in the House — would require the state to hold sales tax holidays to return to taxpayers an amount equal to what’s collected online.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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