CA may soon require sales tax on online purchases

January 19, 2011 12:53:44 PM PST
Californians may soon have to pay taxes when ordering from out-of-state online retailers.

Assm. Nancy Skinner, D-Alameda, has introduced legislation in Sacramento to require out-of-state online retailers to collect the same sales tax that California businesses have to collect.

California-based retailers say that is only fair because right now, they are at a disadvantage competing for in-state's shoppers' business.