Congress needs to restore parity for local brick-and-mortar businesses. Online-only retailers have been allowed to avoid collecting sales taxes for over two decades. A sale is a sale regardless of whether it takes place on Main Street or on the Internet.
Tell Congress it's time to end online retailers’ government-sanctioned price advantage.
States will lose $260 billion dollars in sales tax by 2025.
H.R. 2193, the Remote Transactions Parity Act, and S. 976, the Marketplace Fairness Act, will create a level playing field in the retail marketplace and allow states to collect a tax that is already legally required. Local businesses are job creators, economic drivers through property and income taxes, and part of the fabric of our communities. When community-based retailers lose sales to online-only retailers because of a price disadvantage caused by lack of sales tax collection, it can drive them out of business and threaten local economies nationwide.
ICSC and the Marketplace Fairness Coalition believe that it's time to level the playing field for all retailers and support the 21st Century marketplace by fixing our sales tax system.
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