Internet Sales Tax
Get ready to pay taxes on things you buy online.
Amazon and other online retailers with ties to Michigan would have to collect its 6 percent sales tax on purchases under legislation approved Thursday by a divided Senate.
Michigan lawmakers are breathing new life into bills that would force retailers such as Amazon.com to collect the state’s sales tax on Internet purchases.
Some lawmakers see the legislation as a tax increase, while others say it is a federal issue.
Supporters say the bills will bring in revenue and help level the playing field for local businesses that must collect sales taxes.
Officials with the Michigan Retailers Association held a press conference in Lansing Wednesday to back the introduction of a law to extend the state’s 6 percent sales tax to some Internet sales.