Pennsylvania’s tax on online sales is making millions more than expected. Here’s why.

Laura McCrystal | Wednesday, April 24, 2019, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Taxes on internet sales have created a small windfall for Pennsylvania, according to state officials — thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and the rapid growth of online retail.

The state’s Department of Revenue initially estimated that tax revenue from marketplace sales would total $50.5 million in the current fiscal year. But between the start of the fiscal year in July and the end of March, the state has already raised $151.4 million.

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