Sales Taxes: Electronic Commerce Growth Presents Challenges; Revenue Losses Are Uncertain

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of electronic commerce (e-commerce) growth on state and local government sales tax collections, focusing on: (1) how taxes associated with the sale of goods and services over the Internet differ from taxes associated with sales by other remote sellers and in-store sellers; (2) the extent to which each state relies on sales and use tax revenues to fund the services they provide; (3) how much revenue state and local governments are losing this year by ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. June 30, 2000.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of electronic commerce (e-commerce) growth on state and local government sales tax collections, focusing on: (1) how taxes associated with the sale of goods and services over the Internet differ from taxes associated with sales by other remote sellers and in-store sellers; (2) the extent to which each state relies on sales and use tax revenues to fund the services they provide; (3) how much revenue state and local governments are losing this year by not being able to collect sales and use taxes on sales made by all remote sellers and, particularly, by Internet sellers; and (4) how much revenue state and local governments would likely lose in 2003 under various growth scenarios for all remote and Internet sales."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Sales Taxes: Electronic Commerce Growth Presents Challenges; Revenue Losses Are Uncertain, report, June 30, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc294080/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.