Colorado's Governor Labels Streamlined Sales Tax Project a 'Cartel'

Vadum, Matthew
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/12/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31655, p4
Trade Publication
Governor of Colorado Bill Owens warned that a campaign to streamline sales and use tax systems across the country is an attempt to impose a national sales tax cartel on consumers by forcing them to pay new Internet-based taxes that would require the creation of a huge bureaucracy to administer. The tax-simplification agreement incorporates uniform definition of taxable items, theoretically clearing the way for relatively trouble-free tax collection across state lines.


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