A push to require internet businesses to charge sales taxes according to customers’ respective states is getting support from Congressman Mark Pocan. The Madison Democrat calls is “unfair competition” when brick-and-mortar stores are charging sales tax whereas online retailers may not being doing so.
The freshman Congressman supported a similar state level proposal when he was in the Wisconsin legislature.
The measure is in the U.S. Senate and may make its way to the House. Some anti-tax advocates blast the bill while other fiscal conservatives like Senator Ron Johnson say it ensures taxes already owed are being collected.
UPDATE: Johnson ended up opposing the bill after not being allowed to offer amendments.