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Simon Property Group, the nation‘s biggest owner and developer of shopping centers, has filed a lawsuit, seeking to compel the state of Indiana to make a better effort to collect sales taxes on online retail sales.
The suit seeks no monetary damages. The company based in Indianapolis says the action is being filed in the interest of Indiana‘s “bricks-and-mortar retailers” many of whom are tenants of Simon shopping centers.
Simon Property Group, which owns 27 Indiana shopping centers, says main street retailers are being harmed by an “unequal playing field,” threatening the employment of hundreds of thousands of retail workers.