It’s almost here: a new sales tax on Internet purchases. The Senate will vote in 11 days. The preliminary vote was 63 to 30.
Then it will go to the House. If the House passes it, Obama will sign it into law.
You and I will start paying sales taxes on orders from companies that are outside our state. Businesses will have to start collecting taxes.
This will add a paperwork burden on businesses. They will have to track all sales in every state. They will have to make payments — different percentages — to all states with sales taxes.
It’s a tax hike. Make no mistake about it.
If the public sits there and does nothing, it will start paying more for whatever it buys online.