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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.
    • 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, to 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.
    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. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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