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There's Nothing Fair About the Marketplace Fairness Act

Vladilyich Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:56 AM
Enzi should change his name to Ponzi! I was IT manager for an online retailer for many years and just collecting our state, county, and city sales taxes was a major chore. Multiply that by 9600 and nightmare doesn't really do the scenario justice.

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...