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2:44 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Indiana House Lawmakers Reject Online Sales Tax Delay

The Indiana House has rejected an attempt to delay when Amazon.com and other online-only retailers might have to start collecting the state's sales tax from customers.

House members in a voice vote today kept July 1 as the date when online retailers would have to start charging Indiana's 7 percentĀ  sales tax. That would be six months earlier than planned under a deal former Gov. Mitch Daniels brokered with Amazon.

Republican Rep. David Wolkin argued the tax requirement shouldn't start until Jan. 1 because the state has an obligation with Amazon.

Republican Rep. Tom Dermody says the legislature wasn't part of that agreement and the deal is unfair to traditional retailers who must charge sales taxes.

A formal House vote on the bill could come next week.