Congressional Pressure Rising for Internet Sales Tax Bills
- Apr 9, 2012 | Susan McLain
This morning has been full of tweets on individual state struggles with the internet sales tax issues before them and before Congress. Many feel that Congress needs to step in because the deals being made between Internet retailers and individual states are not equal. However, opposition to a federal-level Internet sales tax law is also being heard….
The Heritage Foundation, a research and educational institution for conservative public policy, has voiced its opposition to Senate Bill 1832 (The Marketplace Fairness Act). According to a recent press release from Heritage, “Congress should reject S. 1832 so that it does not discourage spending restraint in the states and free enterprise in the economy.”
At a state level—many state businesses and residents are discussing the issue and how it affects their individual states and businesses:
Massachusetts Merchants Up In Arms
— Jon Hurst (@JonHurstRAM) April 9, 2012
Main Street Fairness Coalition demands action from lawmakers, asks for online retailers to charge sales tax. > I concur bostonherald.com/business/gener…
— Kate Hutchinson (@kehutchinson) April 9, 2012
Amazon, South Carolina and Internet Sales Tax
— Sitearm (@Sitearm) April 9, 2012
Minnesota Fighting the Internet Sales Tax Battle...
Here's one state's take on how Congress can make the Internet sales tax work for businesses: Utah's Solution to the Internet Sales Tax Impasse
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