Leo discusses the Marketplace Fairness Act which recently passed in the Senate, and for the most part he is in favor of it. He thinks since brick and mortar businesses have had to charge sales tax, that online retailers should as well. Many local businesses have suffered because of online retailers that have been able to sell the same products without the sales tax.
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Leo says that's because states want the full tax since she's really buying the phone at full price, just amortized over time. Every state law is different, too. Leo says there used to be a way around this with Amazon, but they're collecting sales tax now.