On Tuesday, the Daily Caller reported that an amendment has been added to the National Defense Authorization Act that would introduce sales tax to items purchased on the internet. The Computer and Communications Industry Association opposes this move.
The article reports:
“This proposal, and other online sales tax collection proposals like it, would allow states to penalize the innovative e-commerce business model by targeting small online businesses as convenient sources (and collectors) of revenue,” said CCIA President and CEO Ed Black.
The Marketplace Fairness Act, and its House counterpart the Marketplace Equity Act, seek to clarify, and arguably overturn, a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that requires retailers to have a physical presence in a state in order to collect sales tax on goods.
Is there any length Congress will not go to in order to take money away from the people who earn it?