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Letter: Don't add tax for online buying

An package is prepared for shipment by

An package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service worker in California. Under a bill now in the U.S. Senate, Internet retailers would be empowered to collect state and local taxes on purchases. Credit: AP, 2010

Don't let the politicians fool you. A state sales tax on Internet purchases has nothing to do with leveling the playing field ["Bill seeks sales taxes for online purchases," News, April 24]. If it did, lawmakers would require brick-and-mortar stores to deliver packages to your home. This is just another way to raise tax revenue.

Michael F. Bernstein, Commack