DMA Takes Issue With Marketplace Fairness ActSays it Would Compel Online Retailers to Become Unpaid Tax Collectors 3/19/2013 10:01 AM Eastern
The DMA is opposed to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which imposes an Internet sales tax collection obligation on businesses DMA says should not be part of the Federal Budget.
The Act would allow states that had simplified their own sales tax laws to require online retailers to collect sales tax at the time of a the transaction.
"The Senate should not take this dubious road without full consideration," said Jerry Cerasale, DMA's senior vice president of government affairs, in a statement. "State sales taxes are a morass of complicated definitions, rates, thresholds, tax holidays, filing procedures, registration procedures, etc. Endorsing throwing ecommerce into that briar patch without full consideration is wrong and should be avoided."