Now is the time for Congress to move legislation that would provide clarity, uniformity and parity to U.S. merchants by allowing states to collect existing sales and use taxes on remote purchases, AFBF and 25 other organizations told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.) in a recent letter.
Small and rural town businesses provide essential goods and services to their local farmers and ranchers. But hometown businesses are at a disadvantage when they compete with online-only retailers, which don’t have to collect sales taxes. When this disadvantage causes a “main street” business to close or scale back, already struggling rural towns are particularly hurt.
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