Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 4:34 pm
Technically, consumers are supposed to pay taxes on things they buy online. In fact, few do.
Congress is considering a bill called the Marketplace Fairness Act that would force many online sellers to collect sales taxes for the first time.
In the meantime, some states have already enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional brick-and-mortar stores do.