An internet sales tax, or “The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013″ was part of the Senate budget vote held last weekend. Sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) he Act would implement sales tax regulations for items sold over the internet, ending the sales-tax free-for-all which has characterized most online purchases.
While we’ve contacted both Alaska’s U.S. Senators Murkowski and Begich a number of times, neither has yet been available for comment on this issue. While the Senate budget isn’t expected to pass the House, it does put Senators on record when it comes to national issues.
As far as the Marketplace Fairness Act, Senator Begich voted in favor and Senator Murkowski voted against.
For more, read: U.S. Senate Considers Taxing the Internet.
To view the full voting record, visit: U.S. Senate Roll Call.