This week the Senate Economic Development Committee considered Senate Bills 658 and 659, bills that would force more online retailers to collect sales tax at the point of the sale. Current law requires customers to report online sales and pay taxes on those sales, but enforcement is not efficient.
This legislation goes hand in hand with the Marketplace Fairness legislation the League has been supporting at the federal level.
The League supports the bills, and the committee did not vote on the legislation.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected]