Spitzer Kills Measure on Internet Taxation; 'Now Is Not the Time,' N.Y. Official Says
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer withdrew a proposal yesterday that would have forced some out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes from customers in New York.
The move came a day after Mr. Spitzer, a Democrat, scrapped an unpopular plan that would have allowed illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses.
A memo issued last Friday by the state Department of Taxation and Finance would have required e-commerce companies doing business in the state to register as state vendors and collect sales taxes from New York customers, if those companies relied on a so-called "representative" within the state to make …
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Publication information: Article title: Spitzer Kills Measure on Internet Taxation; 'Now Is Not the Time,' N.Y. Official Says. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 16, 2007. Page number: A04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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