Internet Tax Set for September

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There are already a dozen Internet, mail order, and out of state businesses that sell goods or services to Michigan residents that are charging Michigan's six percent sales tax and a new law going into effect September first will add more says a treasury spokesman.

The law will help to level the playing field for brick and mortar business says Terry Stanton of the Michigan Department of treasury.

The treasury estimates over $250 million is lost in Internet and mail order sales that avoid charging Michigan's sales tax.

The law only asks for companies to voluntarily charge the tax, but the state could make up a fraction of what is lost amounting to revenue of about seven million.