- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers have backed a plan to get residents buying goods online to pay sales taxes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/2kKHQl9 ) reports that House members approved legislation forcing online retailers to either collect sales taxes on purchases or send “tax due” notices to customers who spent at least $500 on their site and remit the money to the state.

Online retailers with at least $250,000 in sales or making 200 sales a year in Georgia would be subject to the requirement.

Retail store owners in the state often complain that while they must charge state and local sales taxes, many online retailers do not.

A financial analysis suggests the taxes could mean an extra $274 million in revenue for the state and $200 million for local governments.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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