Kuster Statement on Senate Passage of Internet Sales Tax Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would force online retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of over 9,000 taxing jurisdictions nationwide.
“I am disappointed that the Senate has passed the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. I oppose this legislation, which would impose overly-burdensome tax collection requirements on New Hampshire small businesses that are innovating, creating jobs, and driving economic growth. Instead of needlessly saddling these firms with onerous rules and paperwork, both parties must work together to help foster the conditions they need to grow and succeed.”
Kuster recently wrote a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner reiterating her opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, and urging him to considering the adverse impacts it would have on online entrepreneurs in New Hampshire.
Rob Friedlander, (202) 225-5206