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Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:00 pm

For a valid reason that escapes us, Missouri is losing out on realizing hundreds of thousand of dollars in uncollected sales taxes. It’s because the state is doing nothing to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases.

This is unfair to thousands of businesses in Missouri that collect sales taxes for the state. It also gives an unfair advantage to businesses that advertise and sell over the Internet. The state needs revenue, especially for economic development and education. This is a source of revenue awaiting action by Missouri’s leadership.

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