Walker: Online sales tax revenues would be used to cut taxes elsewhere

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to implement a sales tax for online purchases from out-of-state merchants, but use the additional revenue to reduce other taxes.
But Walker did not set a hard deadline on when the state would begin collecting the tax.
That leaves the Department of Revenue to work out details of when and how to start collection and whether to do so administratively or legislatively through the next state budget.
“It shouldn’t be a tax increase, it should be just leveling the playing field for retailers and other operations in the state,” Walker told reporters at an event yesterda...

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