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A message from ED, Phil Bond on the reintroduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act to WE R HERE members.

Today, Congressional proponents reintroduced the so-called “Marketplace Fairness Act.” Read the response issued by Phil Bond, executive director of the WE R HERE Coalition.

Chairman of the powerful Finance Committee and senior senator from a non-sales tax state, Montana’s Max Baucus is uniquely positioned to protect both American consumers and his home state’s businesses from out-of-state politicians imposing new, onerous sales taxes.

When something sounds too simple or too good to be true, it usually is. That is the case with recent claims by “technologist” Sten Wilson in the January 21, 2013, AGBeat article.

Republican New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is working with Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden on a resolution "that would force online retailers to collect sales taxes for other jurisdictions in which those retailers do not have a physical presence."

Small business owners may be closer to losing an advantage they've enjoyed during the e-commerce boom — being exempt from collecting sales tax in states where they're not located. And they're worried they will have to spend more money in the process.

When you stack up the advantages big corporate mega-stores and small retailers each have in their quests to keep costs manageable, avoid red tape and stay in business, you find things are pretty one-side.

The Marketplace Fairness Act, and similar legislation that attracted bipartisan support, died in 2012’s extraordinarily unproductive Congress, but Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday announced plans to reintroduce it.

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."

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