Lawmakers in Congress introduced a plan to apply sales taxes to Internet purchases, hoping this time they’ve ironed out the problems that scuttled previous attempts. They haven’t, and this attempt at grabbing e-commerce tax revenue has the same flaws as previous attempts.
Tagged: Marketplace Fairness Act
In this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Budget & Tax News Jesse Hathaway is joined by Andrew Moylan. Moylan is a senior fellow and executive director at R Street. Hathaway and Moylan talk about the recent reintroduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act.
In fall 2014, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) refused to allow a vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), a bill effectively forcing online businesses to collect and remit sales taxes to cities, counties, and states in which they are not located.
TweetThe Marketplace Fairness Act has once again risen from the dead. A group of legislators has once again introduced legislation which would significantly change how online retailers are taxed. The[…]
Competitive Enterprise Institute Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to talk about the Marketplace Fairness Act, a proposed “Internet sales tax” receiving heated debate during the recently concluded past session of Congress.
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), a plan to allow local and state governments to collect sales taxes on retailers outside their jurisdiction, with 15 Republican senators joining 54 Democrats to support shaking down online retailers for more tax revenue.
Tomorrow the House Judiciary Committee will hold the hearing “Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue.” Taking some time to explore the Constitutional challenges of current proposals which mandate the collection of taxes by businesses across state lines and an examining the potential for the radical expansion of government would be a good place to focus.
TweetA new study released by the Small Business Administration funded with taxpayer money examines the effects of Internet sales taxes on small businesses. The study has drawn swift criticism from[…]
TweetCongress has considered many bills over the past few years that, like the Marketplace Fairness Act, would expand states’ ability to force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes regardless of[…]
The Heartland Institute has compiled a list of legislators, journalists, and think tank leaders across the conservative and libertarian spectrum that strongly oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act.
TweetHeartland‘s Benjamin Domenech speaks with Curtis Dubay, Senior Tax Analyst at The Heritage Foundation, about Internet Taxes. The proposed Marketplace Fairness Act would force Internet retailers to collect sales tax for the state and local[…]