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CEA Welcomes Sales Tax Legislation

February 15, 2013
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The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a statement in support of a new bipartisan legislative push for equitable sales tax collection, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act.

“We commend congressional leadership for their commitment to enact legislation that will require all retailers to collect owed sales taxes," CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement.

"Today, brick and mortar retailers must collect owed sales and use taxes, while Internet retailers do so only in limited circumstances. As state budgets are hurting, forcing layoffs of essential public safety employees, now is the time to give states the ability to collect this much needed, and legally due, source of revenue. We urge Congress to act quickly and enact this vital legislation.”

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