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State Senator Calls For Fair Competition In Marketplace

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If the measure passes at the Statehouse, Kenley hopes to use the additional revenue to eliminate other Indiana taxes.

Noblesville Senator Luke Kenley said the legislation recently introduced in Congress would allow for fair competition in the marketplace.

“Hoosier bricks-and-mortar businesses are at competitive disadvantage with online retailers who often do not collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, costing our state as much as two hundred million dollars annually,” Kenley said.

Most online retailers do not need to charge sales tax unless they have a physical location in the state where the purchase is being made.  If the measure passes, Kenley hopes to use the additional revenue to eliminate Indiana’s inheritance tax and lower others so Hoosier taxpayers are not hit too hard by the increased collection of sales taxes.

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