A Massachusetts Democrat, Bill Delahunt, introduced a bill for the Internet and mail order sales. Delahunt’s bill wants taxes paid on items purchased over the Internet.
The fight isn’t new. Officials have been urging Congress to tax for a decade or more.
The tax committee members include Wal-mart, Home Depot, Target- to name a few- cheered Delahunt’s move. The National Conference of State Legislatures did too.
“At a time when unemployment rates are high and small businesses across the country are closing shop, we are confident that Congress will protect small Internet retailers and the consumers they serve from another Internet tax scheme.” The advocates for lower taxes like eBay and Amazon.
Delahunt’s bill, if passed, could mean tax free Internet shopping will cease.