Republicans in Ohio last week took an important step toward broad tax reform when the state House of Representatives approved an across-the-board reduction in the personal income tax. That tax cut, however, is contingent upon Congress passing legislation that will allow Ohio and other states to have online-only retailers remit state sales tax just like any other business does. The U.S. Senate is now poised to grant states this power via the aptly named Marketplace Fairness Act. This legislation levels the economic playing field by putting small businesses on the same footing as online-only outfits. Conservatives should embrace this needed reform....
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Let's say I own a business in GA. Before this bill: B&M-only - I only have to worry about keeping up with 2-3 sales tax jurisdictions which change rarely. State, County, and/or City. B&M+online or online-only (all facilities in GA) - Same. I only have to collect the sales tax myself if the customer happens to reside in GA. Not perfectly fair, but not horribly lopsided either. After this bill: B&M-only - No Change. B&M+online or online-only (all facilities in GA) - I now have to keep track of literally thousands of jurisdictions that are constantly changing. Any one of which can come gunning for me if I happen to make a mistake in the accounting. Doesn't seem very level to me. Now, for those who think "Computers will take care of...
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