- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah House is considering a bill that would lower state sales tax, but expand it to apply to purchases made online.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/218oUdq ) that the bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, would drop the tax from 4.7 percent to 4.4 percent but would apply the tax to online purchases from all retailers on both online and in-store purchases.

Currently, states can only apply sales tax to businesses if they have a physical residence in the state. McKell says that system isn’t fair to businesses that employ Utah residents and actually puts them at a disadvantage.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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