SALES TAX BILL - JESSICA MELUGIN
CEI.org: Internet Tax Bill Would Allow Taxation Without Representation
This Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing on the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 1832), a bill that would allow state governments to collect sales taxes from out-of-state retailers. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on counterpart legislation last week.
Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a study by Policy Analyst Jessica Melugin on the harmful consequences of the new tax plan proposed by the Marketplace Fairness Act. Melugin argues that the bill would decrease tax competition between jurisdictions, unduly burden both sellers and consumers, and—--perhaps most importantly--it would violate an essential tenet of American governance: no taxation without representation. > View the study at Cei.org
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