NRF: Retailers Welcome New Online Sales Tax Push
The National Retail Federation recently welcomed renewed efforts in Congress to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores.
“With more states passing sales tax laws or going to court, pressure is building on Congress to finally address this issue,” NRF Senior Vice President for Government Affairs David French said in a statement. “The states know they can’t fix this on their own, but they agree with retailers that Congress has stalled for far too long. Online sellers should not continue to receive an unfair price advantage.”
Senator Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., today reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that passed the Senate in 2013 but never received a vote in the House. In the meantime, Representative Kristi Noem, R-S.D., reintroduced a House version that had also been delayed, the Remote Transactions Parity Act.