Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Oscar Wilde
    "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about."
  • Anton Chekhov
    "To advise is not to compel."
  • E. B. White
    "There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement."
  • Wilson Mizner
    "If you count all your assets you always show a profit."

Online Shopping Costing Florida Billions

November 8th, 2007 by flanews

The Electronic Retailing Association estimates that shoppers will spend $24.6 billion online this holiday season. The Florida Retail Federation says online shopping continues to grow, but federation president Rick McAllister says the state is losing out on several billion dollars in sales taxes that arent rightfully being collected.

Over the past three years, probably 6 or 7 billion dollars in lawfully owed sales taxes were not collected and used in the state of Florida because of this internet issue,” McAllister said. “So it is a very important issue, not only to Florida, but to every state that we get this fixed. The only people who can fix it is Congress.

A recent Forrester Research survey found that 80 percent of consumers plan to purchase at least one item online this year.

Posted in Business, State News | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com