Alexander Makes Conservative Case for Online Sales Tax Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, laid out the conservative case for the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bi-bipartisan effort to allow states to collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers when purchases are shipped in-state. “This is the way to avoid the state income tax," Alexander said to a room of Nashville business leaders. "If a large percent of people who owe the sales tax don't pay it, you're going to look somewhere else for the tax revenue to do the things that have to be done. The only other place to look in Tennessee is the income tax." The Memphis Business Journal has the story.