A national internet sales tax?

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have begun considering the Marketplace Fairness Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., last year, which would set new rules on how Internet companies are expected to collect sales taxes at the state at federal level.

Reports also indicate that a similar version of the bill was inserted into an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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