Stothert to Ricketts, lawmakers: Online sales tax ‘is not a new tax, but one that is already owed’

JULIA NAGY/THE WORLD-HERALD Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is renewing her call on state officials to pass legislation that allows Nebraska to begin collecting sales tax on online purchases.

The 2019 city budget that Stothert proposed Tuesday includes $1 million in expected revenue from sales tax collected on purchases made from online retailers, but the city says that’s a conservative estimate. Eventually, $2 million to $3 million should be coming into the city’s coffers annually.

“This is not a new tax, but one that is already owed!” she wrote in letters to Gov. Pete Ricketts and state senators. Full Article

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