GOP Governors Seen Embracing Online Sales Taxes
The battle over sales taxes on online retailers such as Amazon has taken a turn in recent months, with some Republican governors dropping their previous opposition to such taxes and cutting deals with the retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
One example is the recent deal between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Amazon, in which Amazon agreed to let the state collect taxes in exchange for placing distribution centers in the state. Other states with Republican governors, including Virginia and Texas, have moved towards similar deals.
In addition, some Republicans in Congress have expressed interest in pushing the concept as federal legislation, despite the usual hardline opposition by the GOP to any new taxation.