Jerry Epperson

Brick and mortar furniture stores have long decried a perceived competitive advantage of online retailers because many sites don't collect state and local sales taxes.That could change before the year ends.S. 1832, also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, was introduced in Congress last year and is now in committee. It would authorize states to collect sales tax from remote sellers like Internet retailers.While congressional legislative efforts to force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes are nothing new, what's different this time is that some big Internet retailers like Amazon have buckled in recent months and have agreed with

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