Local business says internet sales tax is vital for growth

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Updated: 12/04/2013 6:49 am

The Supreme Court decided not to stop internet taxation in New York this week. The decision was prompted after a bitter battle including among internet sellers, millions of buyers, aggrieved brick-and-mortar stores and states hungry for the extra tax revenue.

Texas has no state income tax. One Lubbock retail store charges sales tax on both internet and store purchases.

Manager Tammie King said it levels the playing field for local businesses.

"It helps benefit the communities and it's really not fair for the brick-and-mortar stores who have to charge this sales tax to complete against those stores which aren't required to charge a sales tax."

Texas loses an estimated $600 annually in potential revenue from internet sales.

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