January 27, 2005 5:07 AM PST

N.Y. can refile Web cigarette sellers suit

Lawsuit accuses online cigarette sellers of evading the city's steep taxes through computer sales to Big Apple smokers.

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Don't want to see Internet sales taxed!
" New York City and state laws requiring purchasers to pay cigarette excise and sales taxes on cigarettes bought in the state"

"BOUGHT IN THE STATE" - well, what if you buy them in another state, through an online merchant and have them shipped to your NY address? That's not "buying them in the state". The main point of bothering to buy from another state, paying for shipping, and WAITING for delivery rather than just going to a local store is mostly to avoid paying local taxes, it's been that way for many years, well before the Internet existed (catalog sales).
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