Nebraska – Bills Spelling Out Online Sales Tax Collection Hailed As ‘Way Past Due’

LINCOLN — More online sellers would have to collect sales taxes from Nebraska customers under bills heard Thursday by a legislative panel.

The trio of proposals appeared to be popular, earning enthusiastic backing from local retailers, business leaders and city officials. No opponents testified before the Revenue Committee, and there were few opposition letters.

“This is apple pie and girl next door; everyone wants to love this,” said Kim Robak, a lobbyist who took a neutral position on behalf of PayPal and First Data.

All three bills would give clear legal backing for Nebraska to require that online retailers collect sales taxes once they have $100,000 worth of sales or at least 200 transactions in Nebraska.

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Omaha World herald
by martha stoddard
January 31, 2019