Non-Michigan Web Retailers To Start Paying Michigan Sales Tax

Another major state is trying to gets its slice of the Web commerce pie. Michigan officials say they lose about $265 million annually in unpaid sales tax from products that Michigan residents buy from out-of-state retailers.

The state says thats for two reasons: out of state firms are not required by law to collect sales taxes for the state of Michigan and the vast majority of residents dont report the purchases on their tax returns.

New definitions are the states key new revenue techniques.

Read the entire Detroit News story here.