NYTimes – Trump, Amazon and ‘Internet Taxes’: What Did He Mean?

The measure which the President seemed to endorse is not in line with his traditional line on taxes and is vocally opposed by a number of House Republicans. However, a bill to enact such a measure passed the Senate in bi-partisan fashion in 2013.

June 29, 2017

‘President Trump may not have meant to, but on Wednesday he seemed to endorse a longer reach for the tax collector

The White House did not elaborate. But one possibility is that Mr. Trump was thinking of a proposal to allow state governments to force internet retailers to collect sales taxes from their customers. The bill — called the Marketplace Fairness Act — has been pushed for years by brick­-and­-mortar retailers like Walmart, which have been losing ground as e­commerce has grown.’

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