Lawmakers Delay New Tax Law

Lawmakers Delay New Tax Law

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- State legislators have voted to delay the implementation of a streamlined sales tax system.

The vote in a special session yesterday came under pressure from business owners, who said they couldn't immediately comply with the law.

The legislation was intended to make it easier to collect taxes on Internet and mail-order sales.

It specifies that sales taxes be collected according to the tax rates where the goods and services are delivered -- not the rates in the seller's community.

Business owners said they couldn't yet find computer software that would help them figure the taxes in Utah's complicated tax system.

The vote means that the change will go into effect in July of 2005. It was previously set to go into effect Thursday.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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