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Missouri lawmakers vote to collect online sales taxes

The Missouri Capitol dome.
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The Missouri Capitol dome.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are advancing bills that would require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes.

The GOP-led House and Senate both passed slightly different versions of the proposal Wednesday.

Both measures include income tax cuts to offset the expected increase in revenue.

Missouri is the only state that hasn't approved some kind of requirement that out-of-state businesses collect sales taxes on residents' online purchases.

Proponents say it's unfair that local Missouri stores have to charge sales taxes while out-of-state online retailers don't. Lawmakers have until Friday to send one of the bills to Gov. Mike Parson.

Missouri Politics / MO General Assembly / News / Politics

Associated Press

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  1. Is it fair to tax businesses not in the State to pay for services they do not receive?
    In the first place, taxing interstate commerce is illegal per the US Constitution, regardless what some judge may have said.
    Article One Section Ten Paragraph Two:
    No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Control of the Congress.

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