Georgia House backs sales taxes for customers of Uber, Airbnb, others


Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By James Salzer
March 5, 2019

The Georgia House passed two bills targeting internet-based businesses this week that would mean big money for the state, and they could bump up the tab for Georgians who use ride-share and short-term housing rental services.

The sponsor of both bills, House Ways and Means Chairman Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, said the legislation, in both cases, aims to force online businesses to collect sales taxes that lawmakers say are already owed. The bills are a reaction to a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that reversed a decades-old ruling and backed internet sales taxes.

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