Mich. proposal expected to target Internet sales - WNEM TV 5

Mich. proposal expected to target Internet sales

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Retailers Association is making a renewed push to require more businesses selling items over the Internet to collect the state's 6% sales tax.

Legislation dealing with the issue is expected to be discussed Tuesday at the state Capitol.

The Michigan retail group says some out-of-state, online-only retailers use legal loopholes that allow them to avoid collecting state sales tax at the point of sale.

The retailers association says that gives the online retailers an unfair price advantage and hurts Michigan businesses that have storefronts and collect the sales tax.

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