Many may turn to online shopping at home in an effort to dodge long lines and crowded stores on Black Friday, but there's one thing residents of California, Pennsylvania, and Texas can't dodge: taxes.
On top of that, another five states will begin taxing online retailers by 2014, Politico reports.
Congress may not be too far from passing a national online sales tax. The Hill reports that brick-and-mortar retailers are pushing Congress to make this Cyber Monday the last one without a sales tax.
Critics of online retailers like Amazon claim e-stores got to the top by flaunting their tax-free wares, giving them an unfair advantage.
Additionally, revenue-hungry states see online sales as another source of money. California, which implemented an online sales tax in December, is anticipating $173 million in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, Politico reports.
Some retailers are fighting back. Overstock.com, according to Politico, is dropping its physical presence in states with online sales taxes to dodge tax collection.
Via Politico and the Hill