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Greene lawmakers urge the state to impose internet sales tax

Mar 21, 2018 7:45 am

Daniel Zuckerman is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Greene County Legislature's Finance Committee unanimously approved a resolution March 19, urging the state to impose an internet fairness conformity tax for inclusion in the 2018-19 state Executive Budget. Millions and millions of dollars are made through internet sales, Greene County Treasurer Peter Markou said, adding the state is not collecting a dime of that money. Sales tax collection in Greene County represents 30 percent of its annual budget. An estimated $80 million in internet sales tax could be collected by the state in 2019 if the resolution passes, and would be allocated by online activity in each county, Markou said. How much Greene County would receive is unknown at this point. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.