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Our View: Taxes are necessary for Green River

 


Last week, we wrote about the importance of taxing online purchases in order to shore up waning sales tax revenue in Sweetwater County. Unknown to us at the time, the state was in discussions with Amazon.com and announced a deal to collect sales tax from the online commerce giant the day after we printed our last “Our View” editorial. Amazon plans to start charging Wyoming residents a sales tax March 1.

We were happy to seal the deal solidify between the state and Amazon.com, but we also noticed a lot of people weren’t particularly happy with the situation. A number of people were ups...



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