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To Tax and Tax Not
Taxation of Internet commerce will be a football that gets tossed around in the United States long after Superbowl 2000 is just a memory. In Singapore, however,

national sales tax  A proposal for a national sales tax on Internet purchases has been submitted by Senator Ernest Fritz Hollings (D-SC) as the Sales Tax Safety Net and Teacher Funding Act. His bill would require the Federal Government to collect sales taxes on transactions that are currently exempt. Monies collected under this bill would be distributed to states for use in funding education. Hollings' bill attacks one of the serious problems with other attempts to garner tax revenues from Internet sales. There are 50

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