Congress looks at sales taxes for online purchases

From Burton Speakman’s article in Vindy:

Jessica Melugin, an adjunct analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, argued it would be burdensome to ask online retailers to keep up with the more than 7,400 different state and local taxing jurisdictions across the country.

“Consumers will experience remote taxation as a tax hike,” she said. “Extracting more money from taxpayers to put in state and local coffers is, in plain fact, the objective of this [federal] legislation.”