State To Audit K-State's Online Sports Sales

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The state of Kansas plans to audit the Kansas State University athletic department's online sales of its athletic merchandise.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported Monday (http://bit.ly/r4s0y9) that the audit will determine if the school is not collecting sales tax on merchandise sold through its online store.

Kenny Lannou, a spokesman for the athletic department, says the department believes the orders don't have to be taxed because they are filled by a Florida online company that has no employees or offices in Kansas.

But Richard Cram, of the revenue department, notes that the store is called the "K-State Official Online Store'' and it is accessed through the school's athletic department website. He says the state doesn't care where the product comes from.

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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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