26 Republicans Vote for Internet Sales Tax | RedState

rino_logo_sq Pardon me as I (once again) break with my generally non-political theme with this blog.

I am sad –but not surprised– to have to report that both of my RINO Georgia Senators name’s are on the list of those who voted in support of the proposed nationwide internet sales tax.

As a small internet business, I recently went on record in opposition to this tax scheme. If this measure is ultimately signed into law, all of us will be paying more as internet based businesses will have to collect sales taxes for reportedly 10,000 distinct tax jurisdictions.

This is an outright government attack one one of the freest markets that remains in the United States of America. I ask you to contact your representatives in the House of Representatives and demand that they oppose it.

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One response to “26 Republicans Vote for Internet Sales Tax | RedState

  • Rhett

    The email reply from the office of Senator Saxby Chamblis (R-GA):

    Dear Mr. Kelley :

    Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding federal tax policy. Your taking the time to contact me is appreciated.

    Over 20 years have passed since the Supreme Court found ( Quill v. North Dakota) that current state and local sales tax rules were too complicated to require retailers to collect sales taxes unless they had a physical presence (store, warehouse, etc.) in the state of the consumer. This decision resulted in legislative responses at both the state and Federal level.

    States responded by adopting, the ” Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement,” a comprehensive interstate system to streamline and harmonize their tax rules and administrative requirements. This agreement was approved by 34 states and the District of Columbia, and became effective in 2005.

    Congress’ attempted responses to the Supreme Court’s decision have been varied. While some proposals have been drafted to simply sanction the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, other proposals have attempted to create new “internet sales taxes,” a course of action that I do not support.

    Recently, legislation that would enable the collection and remittance of sales tax revenues in accordance with established tax laws was introduced in the Senate. S. 336, the Marketplace Fairness Act, was introduced on February 14, 2013 and referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.

    On March 22, I and 74 colleagues voted on an amendment to S.Con.Res . 8, the Senate Budget Resolution, to sanction the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement that the State of Georgia has already adopted.

    While this provision will ultimately not have the force of law and the Senate debate showed supporters of this legislation that there are still many questions that need to be answered, the Senate will likely give consideration to S.336 later this year. Whenever legislation regarding internet taxation or the collection and remittance of local sales taxes is considered by the full Senate, I will certainly keep your views in mind.

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