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DMA disputes estimates of state tax lost to online sales

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Washington, D.C.--Claims about the amount of state sales tax lost to online sales are "wildly overstated," according to a Direct Marketing Association analysis released Thursday. The DMA report shows potential uncollected revenue to states is roughly 85% less than prior studies claimed; a 2001 study said $13 billion went uncollected in the U.S., while the DMA contends the amount was closer to $1.9 billion.
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