Internet Sales Tax Bill Dies In House Committee

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An effort to tax Internet sales died this morning on a tie 9-9 vote in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.

Lewiston Republican Rep. Jeff Nesset had proposed that Idaho join a national effort to collect sales tax on out-of-state Internet purchases in order to, in his words, "level the playing field" with Idaho's brick-and-mortar businesses. He had predicted that Idaho could collect as much as $35 million a year from the tax.

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