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Congressional Pressure Rising for Internet Sales Tax Bills

  • Apr 9, 2012 | Susan McLain

 Congressional Pressure Rising Within States For Federal Internet Sales Tax Law

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


Amazon, South Carolina and Internet Sales Tax

Minnesota Fighting the Internet Sales Tax Battle...

Duluth News Tribune’s take on Internet sales tax legislation

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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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”