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A new Internet sales tax is not inevitable despite what tax advocates would have you believe.

WE R HERE Executive Director, Phil Bond, writes about the huge burden of internet sales tax to online retailers and how is could force many to throw in the towel.

Small online retailers are under threat by a Congressional initiative that would force them to collect sales taxes for their customers’ home states.

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 on

Big corporate mega stores have driven tens of thousands of small, locally-owned retailers out of business over the past 30 years, only to see a significant number of the little guys seize on marketing via the Internet as their salvation.

Small, web-enabled businesses who use government services only in their own states should not be responsible for tax collection in other communities, too.

State and local governments already can tax in-state sellers regardless of their method of delivery to consumers — online, through the mail or in person. Now some states want Congress to let them expand their reach to tax businesses that have no physical presence and no political voice within their borders.

Phil Bond, urges its 10,000+ members to call their Senators and encourage Congress to vote NO on the Durbin Amendment. Watch Phil's complete message.

Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2013 that would attach his “Marketplace Fairness Act” to the national security legislation. In response to this action, Phil Bond, executive director of the WE R HERE Coalition, issued the following statement:

Barely two months ago Amazon.com, the world's largest online retailer, and other online retailers began collecting sales taxes in California, even though they have no warehouses or other buildings in the state.