NVTC Signs Letter with TechAmerica Opposing Federal Legislation Imposing New Internet Sales Tax Collection Burdens On Internet Businesses

On Tuesday, August 16, NVTC joined TechAmerica and 20 other regional technology councils and associations in sending a letter to Congressional leaders opposing S. 1452 / HR 2701, the Main Street Fairness Act, which would impose significant cost burdens on Internet-enabled businesses across the nation.

In the letter sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the organizations indicate that, if enacted, this bill would allow a group of states to impose new tax collection burdens on Internet-enabled retailers and entrepreneurs, as well as other remote sellers that are not residents of the group of states, essentially ceding Congressional power over interstate commerce. The organizations urged Congressional leaders not to consider this legislation, or any other legislation altering the tax collection rules on the Internet, because of the unfair burdens such legislation would place on Internet-enabled businesses and entrepreneurs. To read the entire letter, click here.