States Push Harder For Online Sales Tax Collection

If you do your shopping online you may have to start paying more in taxes.

As states face widening budget gaps there is increasing pressure on and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers.

Right now states are trying to get around a 1992 US Supreme Court ruling by passing laws that broaden the definition of a physical presence. Texas state officials say Amazon owes the state more than $260 million in uncollected online sales taxes because it has a distribution center near Dallas.  Amazon plans to close that facility next month and scrapped plans to expand elsewhere in Texas over the dispute.