We all collect and pay sales taxes in the state where we have our business. But how will you manage and pay taxes in 50 states with some 9,600 different tax districts?
This very important bill is being hidden in with other important legislation in the hopes to get it passed without notice by the very people it impacts! Everyone!
Read the email from Tod Cohen, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations, eBay Inc.
It's easy to send your opinion to Congress, Follow this link and submit your signature to stand up for Small Businesses! Your input is needed, back in the spring, signatures, letters and calls like this stopped its passage.
"Dear Ebay Vendor,
You may have heard that Congress is considering an Internet sales tax bill called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" that is anything but "fair" for small online businesses. If you want to help us protect small businesses and entrepreneurs from new tax burdens, please get involved now.
If the Marketplace Fairness Act is allowed to become law, it could require online sellers like you to collect sales taxes nationwide from the more than 9,600 tax jurisdictions. You could also face the prospect of being audited by tax collectors from other states. On behalf of our eBay community, we are pushing Congress to include meaningful protections for small businesses.
Earlier this year, the Senate passed a bill now being considered by the House of Representatives. The good news is that hundreds of thousands of consumers and small business owners contacted Capitol Hill to express their concerns. This public outpouring has resulted in the House taking time to ask much-needed questions about how this bill will impact e-commerce and small businesses like yours.
Despite this positive development, the bill's supporters and their Washington lobbyists still want to get the bill through Congress by attaching it to important pieces of legislation that Congress must pass, such as the government funding and debt ceiling bills. Congress must fix the Senate bill by significantly increasing the small business exemption. That is why we need your help. If you oppose attempts to force an unfair Internet sales tax bill into law, raise your voice and let your representatives in Congress know.
Thank you for helping to keep the Internet a fair and open marketplace for all.
Tod Cohen Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations