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Gov. Walker wants Internet sales tax revenue to go to lower income taxes

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - If Wisconsinites are forced to pay sales taxes on their Internet purchases, Governor Scott Walker wants the extra revenue to go the people – not the bureaucracy.

The U.S. House is considering what’s called the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” which would make Internet retailers charge the sales taxes that brick and mortar businesses must charge.

It would net Wisconsin an extra $95 million a year.

The Republican Walker wrote the state’s congressional delegation, saying that he’d work with state lawmakers to reduce state income taxes by the same amount of the increased Internet tax revenues.

Walker stopped short of saying whether he favors the Web tax or not.

The U.S. Senate recently approved it, and observers say it faces a tougher road in the Republican-controlled House. It would apply to retailers with over a million dollars a year in out of state sales.

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