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Date Set for Marketplace Fairness Act Vote


 Marketplace Fairness Act: All eyes will be on the capitol on May 6. Photo by wallyg

The date has been set. United States senators will decide the fate of the Marketplace Fairness Act on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. 

The move comes after Senator Reid (D-NV) offered a motion to proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture yesterday evening. "The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the bill was agreed to by a vote of 63-30." To invoke cloture is to end a filibuster. A filibuster is an "obstructive tactic used to prevent a measure from being brought to a vote." (Wikipedia). A filibuster "would have required at least 60 votes to pass the bill."

Lobbyists will have their hands full for the next ten days.

Businesses that sell to states where they don't already have nexus may want to seriously consider how they will handle remote sales tax.


Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.