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opinion | Steven Grossman

Internet sales tax could help solve state’s transportation mess

Massachusetts needs a modern, functional infrastructure and transportation system to attract the innovation economy jobs of the future. So it is only logical that the innovation economy should be a funding source for rebuilding and improving our infrastructure.

Each year, according to the Massachusetts Retailers Association, the Commonwealth loses approximately $335 million in sales tax revenues to online or other remote sales, such as telephone orders and catalog shopping. Massachusetts should act now to collect this revenue and earmark it for infrastructure spending.

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