COMMISSION SIDESTEPS INTERNET TAX ISSUE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Congressionally appointed commission in a formal report issued last week sidestepped the issue of whether all Internet sales should be subject to state sales tax, but top retailers and politicians voiced their support of taxing e-commerce at a news conference held several days before the report's formal release.Executives with Wal-Mart, Target, J.C. Penney, Radio Shack and Circuit

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Congressionally appointed commission in a formal report issued last week sidestepped the issue of whether all Internet sales should be subject to state sales tax, but top retailers and politicians voiced their support of taxing e-commerce at a news conference held several days before the report's formal release.

Executives with Wal-Mart, Target, J.C. Penney, Radio Shack and Circuit City came to Capitol Hill in a show of force for the pro-sales-tax side. They were

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