Michigan Internet Sales Tax Bill Gets Thumbs Up
- Jan 27, 2012 | Susan McLain
Michigan currently has legislation proposed that would require internet retailers and out-of-state retailers to charge, collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by Michigan residents.
In Michigan, residents are supposed to pay sales taxes on goods purchased out-of-state or online, but when prompted to file on their income taxes, they generally do not.
A recent poll by Free Press/WXYZ-TV, indicates that “Michiganders support the idea of paying the state sales tax for good purchased online.”
According to the Detroit Free Press a slim margin of 54% support paying the tax, while 39% are opposed. However, 31% of those in favor strongly support the idea, whereas 30% of those opposed are strongly against.
“Michigan Retailers Association Vice-President Tom Scott said this morning he’s not surprised by the poll result. ‘When you explain to people what the issue is…they agree the situation is not fair.’”