FC: Senate may vote this week on Sen. Mike Enzi's pro-Net-tax bill

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Nov 08 2001 - 10:25:47 PST

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    Enzi's bill:
       Senate Net Tax Vote Looms
       By Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
       9:40 a.m. Nov. 8, 2001 PST
       WASHINGTON -- The Senate may vote as early as Thursday on a plan that
       would permit states to collect Internet sales taxes.
       The bill, championed by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), abandons Capitol
       Hill's hands-off approach to online taxation: It would usher in a
       cavalcade of levies on mail order and Internet purchases.
       Enzi admits his Internet Tax Moratorium and Equity Act, which state
       legislators hope will hand them an extra $50 billion or so in tax
       revenue by mid-decade, is controversial. The former footwear
       entrepreneur put it this way in a recent statement: "Leadership isn't
       always easy or popular, it's doing what needs to be done."
       Congress had previously banned states from collecting Net taxes, but
       the temporary moratorium expired on Oct. 21.
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