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Sen. Wyden Opposes Internet Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local entrepreneurs told U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Thursday they want Internet sales kept free of taxes.

More than a dozen businesses owners met with Wyden in Eugene to express concern over a push by some in Congress to unravel the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

If that happened, some Eugene businesses say it would be a bookeeping nightmare, factoring in states have different sales taxes. Senator Wyden agrees and says this is particularly bad for our state.

“Because you would have the bizarre situation where we don’t have our own sales tax, but yet entrepreneurs would be collecting sales tax for other states thousands of miles form Oregon,” Wyden said.

Wyden says this would also put foreigners at an advantage because they won’t have to pay the taxes.

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