Nebraska – Senators Give Initial OK To Bill That Would Let Nebraska Collect Sales Taxes On Online Purchases

LINCOLN — After a brief debate Monday, state lawmakers gave initial approval to bill that would allow Nebraska to start collecting sales taxes from out-of-state Internet retailers.

Legislative Bill 284 would go into effect on April 1 if legislators give an OK during two more rounds of debate, and Gov. Pete Ricketts signs it into law.

That seems highly likely, given the 44-0 first-round approval on Monday and the governor’s intent in his budget to use the estimated $30 million to $40 million annually in new revenue to increase the state property tax credits that are given to farmers, ranchers, homeowners and other landowners.

For More Information: Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World Herald
by Paul Hammel
March 4, 2019