By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recent agreement with online retailing giant Amazon to begin collecting Nevada sales tax on purchases is unlikely to see federal legislation supporting the policy from Nevada’s junior senator.
The deal reached by Sandoval and Amazon is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, or sooner if federal legislation is passed to allow states to collect taxes from Internet purchases.
Sandoval said Tuesday that he has discussed the issue with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, but said that Heller is opposed to such legislation at the federal level.
“Sen. Heller is not supportive of the, I think it is called the Main Street Fairness Act,” Sandoval said.
Chandler Smith, campaign spokesman for Heller, confirmed he does not support the proposal.