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Policy Matters

Dec 20, 2017

E-commerce is a multibillion-dollar industry, expanding every day. However, state and local governments have struggled to tax online sales as efficiently as purchases from brick-and-mortar outlets, forfeiting huge sums in tax revenues.

In this episode, Joyce Beebe, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute, addresses the legal and regulatory issues surrounding online sales tax, the challenges states have faced in taxing online sales, and what that has meant for governments, businesses and consumers.