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Congress can, and should, sort out the Internet's tax structure
Congress can, and should, sort out the Internet's tax structure

At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from taxing the services that enabled people to log on. But some anti-tax groups and online businesses have hijacked the "Don't tax the Internet" rallying cry for a specious argument: They say companies that sell taxable goods online shouldn't have to collect sales taxes from out-of-state buyers. The two issues are intersecting in Congress this year, and lawmakers should renew the ban on new and potentially duplicative taxes on the Internet while also helping states enforce the sales tax laws that already apply to...

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