OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is putting pressure on state officials to pass legislation that would allow Nebraska to collect online sales taxes.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Stothert sent a letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts and state senators encouraging online sales tax collection. She says it’s already owed to the state.
The letter comes a month after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decades-old decision saying that businesses without a physical presence in a state didn’t have to collect sales taxes on behalf of the state.
State lawyers are still reviewing the high court’s decision to let states collect sales tax from online purchases.
Stothert on Tuesday proposed the 2019 city budget, including $1 million in expected revenue from online sales tax collection. City officials call it a conservative estimate and project up to $3 million annually.