Maine lawmaker says online sales tax becoming bigger issue

12/20/2009 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Online shoppers spent around $900 million on Cyber Monday, and sales taxes should have been paid on many of those purchases. "We don't really know how much we are losing, but the estimates are significant," said Sen. Joe Perry, D-Bangor. "You know, just from talking with people, that there is more buying on the Internet from and Cabela and all the rest out there." Perry, who is co-chairman of the Legislature's Taxation Committee, said he thinks retrieving that lost revenue should be a priority for the committee.

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