WE R HERE Executive Director and tax fairness advocate Phil Bond today issued the following statement recognizing Cyber Monday:
Last month, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would force online businesses to collect and remit sales taxes to remote states.
We R Here statement on passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act in Senate.
We want to hear from you in regards to the legislation’s arbitrarily chosen $1 million exemption.
The Internet has given anyone with the power of an idea the opportunity to launch a small business that can reach customers from coast to coast – driving growth, creating jobs, and empowering small business owners. But where some see progress, tax collectors see opportunity.
The prospect of having to deal with state-by-state sales tax collection for Internet transactions is a “nightmare” for Colleen Rast of Great Sky Gifts of Kalispell.
Advocates of online sales tax legislation are worried that their bill could become bogged down in the larger debate over reforming the federal tax code.
Considering the very existence of hundreds of small businesses may hinge on whether or not proposed Internet sales tax legislation becomes law, lawmakers need to consider this tax soberly.
Coalition fights current proposed Internet sales tax legislation they say "threatens to kill the growth and job creation potential of small online retailers."