The end of tax-free Internet shopping isn’t here yet.
Many Republicans will be wary of advancing the bill quickly. Grover Norquist, the anti-tax advocate, opposes it, and House leaders are reluctant to highlight issues that divide the party. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia haven’t commented publicly on the measure’s prospects in their chamber.
Even though the bill requires states to provide retailers with free software to calculate the correct sales tax, that isn’t easily integrated with retailers’ systems or employees, Davison said.