Retailers Lobby Congress on Sales Tax Equality

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

 
 
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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) plans to spend much of 2012 encouraging Congress to consider two bipartisan bills aimed at providing greater sales tax equality between purchases made through online retailers and purchases made in-store. Senate bill 1832, the "Marketplace Fairness Act," and House resolution 3179, the "Marketplace Equity Act," aim to prevent online retailers from being exempt from state sales tax laws in regards to items purchased online where tax would normally apply. RILA believes that current sales tax exemptions for online retailers give them an "unfair advantage over local businesses."


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