There is a renewed interest among Alabama lawmakers to crack down on online retailers who don't collect sales tax.
The Mobile Press-Register reports that Alabama could lose more than $100 million this year because of Internet transactions that don't include proper taxing, based on a study from the University of Tennessee. Alabama law requires companies with stores in the state or who have contracts with the state to collect sales tax from online purchases.
As more cuts loom for Alabama's budget, lawmakers like Rep. John Knight, the Montgomery Democrat who chairs the House Government Appropriations Committee, say every dollar is critical. Lawmakers are looking at ways to change state laws to collect that missed revenue.
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