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Local Businesses Weigh In On Internet Sales Tax Issue

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The long debated topic of internet sales tax is back on the table and Michigan lawmakers are considering making internet sales tax a must for all businesses.

Under the current law, states require retailers to collect sales tax if they have an actual store within the state, but a new bill is being considered that would require internet companies like Amazon to collect sales tax on items sold to Michigan customers.

According to Michigan's treasury department, hundreds of millions of dollars go unaccounted for every year from internet sales tax.

Cool Stuff Express in Traverse City says it's every consumers responsibility to pay sales taxes whether you're in one state or another, that is what keeps communities alive.

The U.S. Senate is also considering legislation that would extend state and local sales taxes to purchases nationally.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the legislation this week.

The Michigan bill will likely advance to the house floor soon.

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