Snyder Urges Congress to Let Michigan Collect Sales Tax on Online Purchases
Gov. Rick Snyder wants Congress to level the playing field for businesses competing with online retail giants by enabling Michigan to collect its 6 percent sales tax on all Internet transactions.
The Republican governor's first public statement on the complicated issue comes as state legislation remains stalled because some GOP House members want to duck election year tax votes.
Instead of passing a state law that could be subjected to a costly court challenge, Snyder and House Speaker Jase Bolger want the deeply divided partisan Congress to authorize states to collect taxes