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2013 Senate Bill 658: Impose “Amazon tax” on internet purchases
  1. Introduced by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on October 31, 2013, to essentially impose sales tax on many catalog or internet purchases made from sellers outside the state, by placing in statute a broad definition of “nexus,” or affiliation with a different business that is located in Michigan, in the manner pioneered by internet retailer Amazon.com. Out of state sellers the meet this definition would have to collect Michigan sales tax.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on October 31, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 21 to 16 in the Senate on December 11, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 11, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 11, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on December 19, 2014, to establish Oct. 1, 2015 as the effective date of the new tax collection requirement. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014.
  4. Passed 83 to 27 in the House on December 19, 2014, to essentially impose sales tax on many catalog or internet purchases made from sellers outside the state, by placing in statute a broad definition of “nexus,” or affiliation with a different business that is located in Michigan, in the manner pioneered by internet retailer Amazon.com. Out of state sellers the meet this definition would have to collect Michigan sales tax. Reportedly the measure was adopted by the House as part of a $1.945 billion tax hike deal for roads and other spending.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 19, 2014.
  6. Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 19, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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