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ICYMI: Internet Sales Tax Would Undercut Tax Reform Benefits

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ICYMI: Internet Sales Tax Would Undercut Tax Reform Benefits

03.15.18 06:35 AM

Since tax reform’s enactment, millions of Americans have seen more money in their wallets and experienced benefits including lower utility rates, pay bonuses, wage increases and other savings. Businesses are investing in their communities and in their employees, and the American economy has seen new economic growth. That was the point of tax reform – to eliminate barriers to economic growth and enable every day Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Yet, some lawmakers in Washington are now warming to the idea of imposing a new internet sales tax on hard-working Americans. AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner discusses the dangers of an internet sales tax and how it threatens to erase the benefits we’ve seen from tax reform in his recent op-ed in The Hill: A national online sales-tax system would place a burden on online retailers far beyond any with which brick-and-mortar businesses have to contend. A downtown store has to compute and pay a mere handful of state and local sales taxes. Online retailers would have to calculate and apply sales taxes nationwide — for every state, county and city that assesses one. Thousands of such jurisdictions impose varying retail sales taxes. Any business […]

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