Congress may be ready to pass an online sales tax next year.
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), according to The Hill, said lawmakers from both parties have made progress on a “very fair” proposal for an online sales tax.
Democrats like Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Republicans like Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) are also supportive of the measure with Enzi and Alexander saying they have rounded up 15-20 GOP Senators who would also favor of it.
According to The Hill, Reid said the online sales tax would help retail groups and owners of stores in strip malls who feel the the current law favors online retailers over “traditional brick-and-mortar stores.”
Fortunately for conservatives, those like South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint do not support an online sales tax measure because they believe elected representatives should not be devising even more ways for people to pay taxes and consumers to be harmed.