Before lawmakers can put a plan to establish a statewide internet sales tax in their carts next session, they’re going to need to come to a consensus on quite a few things first. The U.S. Supreme Court last year handed down a decision allowing states to collect sales taxes from e-commerce companies that do not have a physical presence in that state. Several states enacted online sales taxes after that ruling, but the Missouri legislature was unable to do so in the past session — despite multiple efforts in both chambers. Proponents of the tax said it would eradicate an “unfair advantage” online marketplaces have over brick-and-mortar stores in Missouri.
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by kaitlyn schallhorn
june 25, 2019