A bill to collect sales taxes on goods purchased over the Internet is stalled over the reluctance of some House members to take up the measure.
Several bills have been filed to collect the regular 6 percent state sales tax on Internet purchases from retailers with no physical presence in the state. State statutes call on shoppers to self-report the tax and pay it themselves, but the law is rarely enforced. Florida retailers have complained the lack of a true Internet sales tax leaves them at a disadvantage to online retailers, as shoppers often buy online, even after browsing a brick-and-mortar store.
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