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Bricks-and-mortar retailers ramp up lobbying for online sales tax

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:10 pm

James Hatcher, president of Pleasant's Hardware, says federal law gives unfair treatment to retailers who sell products online to Virginians.

He says Pleasant's, which has nine locations, collects sales tax for the state and creates local jobs. But federal law provides an internet sales tax loophole, putting local retailers at risk of losing business.

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