Feature: A state cartel is looking to change the way online purchases are taxed.
FEATURED STORY: Proposed Internet Sales Taxes Will Hurt Businesses, Consumers
Currently, states don't collect sales taxes from residents' online purchases with out-of-state retailers. But a group of senators is looking to change that. The Mainstreet Fairness Act would allow a cartel of states to homogenize tax codes and impose state sales taxes across state lines.This week, CEI Adjunct Scholar Jessica Melugin penned a Washington Times op-ed explaining how the Mainstreet Fairness Act would unduly burden businesses and ultimately hurt consumers. For more on internet taxation, read Melugin's San Jose Mercury op-ed from a few weeks ago.
SHAPING THE DEBATE
Wayne Crews' column in Forbes
Ryan Young and Jacqueline Otto's op-ed in The American Spectator
Ryan Radia's post on Technology Liberation Front
Ryan Radia's citation in Politico
Myron Ebell's citation in The Dallas Morning News
CEI's citation in The Jacksonville Daily News