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There's Nothing Fair About the Marketplace Fairness Act

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 10:52 AM
Marketplace Fairness Act is pretty much un-Constitutional as it is taxation without representation. Only the state the business is licensed or located in has the right to impose a tax on them. And they're really already taxed on their business income; no need to impose a second tax on each transaction.

IF TRUTH-IN-LABELING rules applied to Congress, the proposed law giving states the power to collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers would be named the Marketplace Unfairness Act.

Sponsored by Senator Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, and fast-tracked to the Senate floor this week, the legislation would strip away protections that have been in place for decades, unleashing tax-hungry states on merchants they aren't answerable to and tilting the playing field against small Internet retailers.

Under existing law, any state can require businesses within its borders to collect sales taxes from their customers. That applies to shops on Main...