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Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013

05/07/2013
Coalition Letter Opposing the Marketplace Fairness Act
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Coalition Letter Opposing the Marketplace Fairness Act

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following "Memo for the Movement", drafted by the Conservative Action Project, in opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 743

05/06/2013
Marketplace Fairness Act and the Grey Market
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Marketplace Fairness Act and the Grey Market

The Marketplace Fairness Act would subject retailers to sales tax audits from 50 different states and tax laws of nearly 10,000 local tax authorities. Proponents of this bill claim that this levels the playing field between internet merchants, such as Ebay or Amazon with brick and mortar retailers like Walmart or Best Buy. Critics point out that it only boosts the tax bill for America’s consumers and allows state governments to tax businesses not within their jurisdiction.

05/01/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 30 - The Marketplace Fairness Act: Internet Taxation
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The FreedomCast - Episode 30 - The Marketplace Fairness Act: Internet Taxation

On today’s edition of The FreedomCast, Curtis Dubay, Senior Tax Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation joins me to discuss the improperly named “Marketplace Fairness Act” and the 9,600 different tax jurisdictions that online retailers will be forced to comply with if it passes.  Contact your Senators!  Tell them to vote NO on this disastrous bill. 

04/23/2013
FreedomWorks Key Vote NO on an Internet Sales Tax
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FreedomWorks Key Vote NO on an Internet Sales Tax

Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote NO on the Marketplace Fairness Act,S. 743, a bill that would allow states to collect internet sales taxes without regard for state borders.  

04/19/2013
The New Luddites
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The New Luddites

Today, Ned Ludd and his followers are best known from the term Luddite: a much needed contribution to the English language that expresses fear or hatred of technology. But while the word has since taken on the connotations of a back-to-nature, Druidic-like disdain for modernity, it should be remembered that the original motivations for the Luddite movement were purely economic. The textile artisans saw their livelihood threatened by advances in mechanization, and lashed out to protect their own interests.

04/11/2013
The Unfair Effects of the Marketplace Fairness Act
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The Unfair Effects of the Marketplace Fairness Act

On Friday, March 22, the United States Senate conducted a “vote-a-rama,” featuring an unlimited number of amendments to the federal budget being brought to the floor for a vote.

03/26/2013
Key Vote NO on Backdoor Internet Sales Tax Vote
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Key Vote NO on Backdoor Internet Sales Tax Vote

Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote NO on any amendment to the Senate budget that attempts to create a deficit-neutral reserve fund dealing with the collection of state sales and use taxes. The aim of such an amendment is to serve as a proxy vote for an internet sales tax scheme such as the Marketplace Fairness Act.

03/20/2013
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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