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The Online Sales Tax Rears Its Ugly Head… Again

Americans have been shopping online for 20 years now. What started as a curiosity has become routine and essential for millions of people, and the days when you had to physically track down a copy of a rare book or record have become an increasingly distant memory. The sheer convenience of online shopping is breathtaking, but that very convenience has made sites like Amazon.com as many enemies as they have friends. The retail lobby, infuriated by the discovery of a better business model, have spent years seeking a government solution to their declining sales.

07/10/2015
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Internet consumers beware!

The internet has undergone a great deal of change lately, ranging from being subject to new net neutrality regulations that reclassified the internet as a common carrier. It only seems fitting that with all this new, though not necessarily good, change there should be a new tax implemented somewhere.

06/22/2015
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FreedomWorks Signs Coalition Letter Against the Latest Internet Sales Tax Scheme

FreedomWorks has joined the following coalition letter in opposition to the new internet sales tax bill, the Remote Transactions Parity Act. The letter was lead by the R Street Institute.

06/19/2015
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The Internet Sales Tax Bill is Back in the Senate

If you love to pay taxes then you’ll be happy to hear that a bipartisan group of Senators has introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015, a resurrected bill that would allow states to force businesses outside their borders to collect internet sales taxes for them.

03/16/2015
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Liberty Christmas List

12/16/2014
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Mary Landrieu to Louisiana voters: I'm going to tax your online purchases

Pelican State voters who took advantage of Cyber Monday deals at their favorite online retailers may have enjoyed their last tax-free Christmas shopping experience, so says Sen. Mary Landrieu.

12/02/2014
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Keep Your Internet Purchases Sales Tax Free

Today marks the biggest online shopping day of the year! Dubbed Cyber Monday, millions of people are expected to take advantage of huge sales and mostly sales tax-free online shopping. Unfortunately, though, this could be our last tax-free Christmas shopping season if some politicians get their way.

12/01/2014
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Here's how Harry Reid and his crony pals in the Senate could cause a $15 billion tax hike

Inaction in the Senate on the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) could cost Americans nearly $15 billion each year, according to a new study from the American Action Forum.

10/15/2014
Freedomworks Issue Analysis: Marketplace Fairness Act
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Freedomworks Issue Analysis: Marketplace Fairness Act

The Marketplace Fairness Act would allow the states to compel online retailers to collect taxes on remote sales, increasing the cost of doing business and damaging competition unfairly.The Act places burdensome administration costs on some of the country's most innovative retailers, regulating them in a way that is at once discriminatory and harmful to economic growth.

02/28/2013
Internet Taxes Don't Make Markets Fairer
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Internet Taxes Don't Make Markets Fairer

The issue of how to handle sales conducted remotely over the internet has been a thorny one for lawmakers, as they struggle to adapt policies to rapidly advancing technologies. Nine states currently collect sales tax on out-of-state, online transactions, but a new bill dubbed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 would expand this to a national mandate. The argument behind such legislation is that local retailers are placed at an unfair disadvantage, because their prices must include sales tax whereas out-of-state vendors are under no such compulsion.

02/22/2013

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