“Don’t be fooled by its title,” writes Glenn Jacobs, “the Marketplace Fairness Act is anything but fair.” The Marketplace Fairness Act is being pushed by three US senators, Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, and Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican. What is the injustice that the Marketplace Fairness Act addresses? Under […]
New figures show that states that implemented Internet sales taxes raised 75-80% less than they expected to raise. For example, California was estimated to raise $457 million for online taxes but only raised $96.4 million, while New York expected to raise $2.5 billion from sales taxes and only collected $360 million. These figures disprove the argument […]
In case you missed the latest update on the National Internet Tax Mandate, I’ve copied John Tate’s email in full below: Right now, big corporations are putting enormous pressure on your senators to hike your taxes and smother their smaller competition. In fact, from what inside sources are telling me, C4L members and other liberty-minded […]
As the battle over the National Internet Tax Mandate heats up, Campaign for Liberty members may be interested in this debate between Reason magazine contributor J.D. Tuccille and radio show host Thom Hartman on the National Internet Sales Tax: http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/13/jd-tuccille-debates-thom-hartmann-over-i
Sources indicate the Senate could vote on an amendment Wednesday to push forward with Internet sales taxes. The National Internet Tax Mandate, as it ought to be called, is the epitome of “taxation without representation.” By overturning the “physical presence” standard in Quill, and forcing small online retailers to act as tax collectors for sales in […]
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