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Reject New & Harmful Internet Sales Tax Legislation

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Dear Main Street Member,
Yesterday, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT/3) introduced theRemote Transactions Parity Act, legislation that would impose burdensome remote sales tax collection and remittance requirements on Internet-enabled small businesses. If this legislation sounds a lot like the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), that’s because the two are strikingly similar.
Like the MFA, should the Remote Transactions Parity Act be passed into law, it will:
  • Compel small internet-enabled businesses to collect and remit sales tax to every remote jurisdiction across the country to which they may sell, regardless of where their business is physically located. There are over 9,600 sales tax jurisdictions across the country, all of which have unique rates and rules.
  • Give remote states across the country new authority to subject small businesses currently outside their jurisdiction to audits, which will be a highly expensive, time-consuming, and distracting process.
Additionally, the Remote Transactions Parity Act includes a weak small seller exemption which will be far too low for most Internet-enabled small businesses. The legislation phases down the exemption to just $1 million in annual receipts and, even worse, disqualifies businesses – regardless of size – that utilize an electronic marketplace like eBay.
For years, eBay has pushed policymakers to eliminate harmful tax burdens for businesses and consumers – and we continue to need your help. If you agree that this is bad legislation, click here to tell your representative that you oppose harmful tax laws that stifle business growth and harm consumers.
Your involvement has made — and continues to make — a difference.
The eBay Inc. Government Relations Team

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