Pa. candidate agrees to pay all sales taxes due


HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann said Friday that his company would begin collecting and remitting state sales tax on $200 autographed footballs and other memorabilia sold on its Web site.

At an appearance in suburban Harrisburg, Swann also said the California-based Swann Inc. would cooperate in a routine state Department of Revenue inquiry into its business activities.

On Monday, the Revenue Department sent Swann Inc. questionnaire to determine whether the company should have been collecting the state's 6 percent sales tax on collectible items sold on

Friday, Swann said he still hadn't received the questionnaire, but "as soon as we get the information from the state, in terms of what we're supposed to do, we'll act on it.

"What we've done already is we've filed to pay the 6 percent sales tax on anything sold in Pennsylvania," Swann said. "And we're going to do it in California."

Swann acknowledged that his company had not been collecting sales taxes, but if any were owed, "it's a very small amount ... and we'll get it cleared up."

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