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Sales Taxes on the Net Eyed by Congress

Sales Taxes on the Net Eyed by Congress

BY David Clarke

WASHINGTON -- With the moratorium on Internet sales taxes ending in October, Congress is once again trying to resolve how state sales taxes should be assessed on products bought online. Three pieces of legislation proposed in the Senate propose two approaches to interstate sales via the Internet: A new uniform system for states to use in assessing sales tax on goods bought through the Internet, and a ban on sales taxes except when the customer and the company are in the same state.