Governor signs internet sales tax bill

11:01 PM, Jun 9, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Governor LePage has signed into law a bill to tax internet sales.

The bill closes a loophole that allows large retailers without a heavy brick-and-mortar presence in the state to sell items without sales tax.

A study by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Retail Association of Maine found Maine loses out on $19 million to $24 million in uncollected Internet sales tax every year.

The new law also let's Maine take part in the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement... that's a federal measure to simplify the sales tax code.


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