Bid for online sales tax likely doomed again

Capital News Service
LANSING — The fight to impose a sales tax on online businesses is fizzling once again with the end of legislative session. The likely doomed legislation, sponsored by Reps. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake Township, and Jim Ananich, D-Flint, would amend the sales tax law to include online businesses. The bills were an attempt to hold the booming online sales industry to the same tax-collecting standards as its brick-and-mortar counterparts. But with the end of the legislative session rapidly approaching, hopes of continuing the discussion about an online sales tax, let alone getting the legislation through the lame duck House and Senate, grow increasingly slim.