“State Sen. Wayne Wallingford calls it a matter of fairness.
Opponents call it a tax increase.
The Cape Girardeau Republican introduced legislation to make it easier to collect sales taxes from online sellers who have no physical presence in Missouri.
The Main Street Fairness Act would help level the playing field for Missouri businesses while generating more tax revenue for state and local governments, Wallingford said.
Wallingford introduced the same legislation late last session, but it never made it out of committee.
“We didn’t vote it out because we knew we did not have enough time to discuss it on the Senate floor.”
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