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Retail giants want change in online sales tax laws

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -- No sales tax is taxing the nerves of big box stores.  Retail giants Wal-Mart, Target and other leading retailers are putting more pressure on lawmakers to force Amazon to collect sales taxes.

Retailers are pressing even harder for change this year, given that the recession accelerated a consumer shift to Internet purchases.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that only merchants with a physical presence in a state have to collect sales taxes.

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