Fla. Senate Targets Internet Sales Taxes

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’ve enjoyed shopping on Black Friday from the comfort of your home, knowing you’re saving on sales taxes; some Florida lawmakers may have bad news for you.

Thursday, a Florida Senate committee moved a bill forward that would require online retailers like Amazon.com and others to collect the state’s 6 percent sales tax if the company has a warehouse or provides commissions to Florida residents who direct customers to the website.

In exchange for the sales tax, the state would hold a sales tax holiday to give taxpayers an amount equal to what’s collected online.

The only question is enforcement. Several states have tried to enforce similar laws against online retailers, but most of those laws have been challenged in court.

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