Internet sales tax debate is coming back up in Mississippi

“There’s a lot of money out there being made at the hands of the Mississippians paying reasonable prices on the Internet,” explained Senate Pro Tempore Terry Burton. “But at the same token, the state government is being starved is at 7% but they’re not paying in sales taxes.”

It’s been brought up for years but this could be the year to see a change. Why? The state needs more revenue streams.

“If you pass a bill, you at least put the companies on notice that we are asking to you,” said Burton. “We are trying to be nice about asking you, without a federal law, to charge sales tax and then remit it to the states.”