Should states be empowered to begin taxing businesses far beyond their individual borders?
Should online businesses be forced to assume the role of tax collector for states in which they don’t even maintain a physical presence?
Believe it or not, there’s an effort underway to allow just that. Along the way, it would increase online sales taxes and expand state revenue authority over out-of-state businesses. And it’s gaining momentum.
Regrettably, even some otherwise conservative figures have joined the effort, under the false pretense of “fairness”…
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