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Deal: Consider adding sales tax to online shopping

The Georgia Capitol building

The Georgia Capitol building

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he's considering a plan to extend the state sales tax to online purchases.

Morris News Service reports the governor made the comments during a meeting this week with newspaper publishers and executives.

Authorities said eight states already tax electronic commerce. But most states have held off because Congress has signaled it would come up with a national model to simplify the thousands of tax rates used by state and local governments.

Deal said it might be time to act on issue in the Georgia Legislature if there's no activity in Congress.

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nag6970 2 years, 3 months ago

Go for it Gov. Deal, get those dollars you need to increase government spending. Oh you will also end most internet purchases from Georgia. Now get to work on Gambling in the state. Government is never satisfied with what they have and continue to overspend. I wonder where this will all end.....

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Mack711 2 years, 3 months ago

If he truly wants to lose business for this state then go for it. It is the small business that sells items on the internet that will lose. When shopping on the net most look for tax free shopping. Shut down tax free shopping or placing any kind of tax on purchases in Georgia will kill any small business in Georgia.

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Daculan 2 years, 3 months ago

Georgians: Consider voting Deal out next round!

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SuxBeanU 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey there Guv, before you start raising taxes, why don't you start working on some of those campaign promises you made in 2010. So far you, and your do nothing administration, haven't done anything to bring jobs to the state or improve the transportation problems in the metro area or remove the toll booths from 400. And, how about that promise to lower state income taxes and clean up the tax code? Just do what you promised, BEFORE you look at gouging the taxpayers.

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jjbod1 2 years, 3 months ago

Agree with you 100% I hate to admit it, but I voted for him, seriously thought he would of been a decent Governor. Other than finally giving us the choice to vote on Sunday sales, he has been a miserable failure. I truly hope the Dems can come up with a decent candidate to run against him. Because if they do, thats the way i will be swinging.

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Magiva 2 years, 2 months ago

Does it mean paying high price in an online purchase of a product? I think it will result to a bigger income in tax by the government. That is the way it is, Tax is the life-blood of a government. For this reason, big collection of Tax will be used in more economic activities in having a progressive economy.

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