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Kuster Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect New Hampshire Small Businesses from Online Sales Tax

Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined with her colleagues Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05), Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) to introduce bipartisan legislation, the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act. This legislation would exempt small businesses that generate less than $10 million in sales from collecting online sales taxes. It would also ensure states cannot require remote online sellers to collect sales tax retroactively on transactions made before January 1, 2019.

“Small businesses in New Hampshire should not be forced to collect sales tax for states across the country,” said Kuster. “An online sales tax would subject small businesses in the Granite State to nearly 10,000 taxing jurisdictions across the country, creating burdensome red tape and causing headaches for small business owners. Our legislation would protect small businesses in New Hampshire and other non-sales tax states from an online sales tax. I’m pleased our legislation has support on both sides of the aisle and I urge House leadership to bring our bill to the House floor for a vote.”

Kuster has been a vocal opponent of efforts to impose an online sales tax and joined a brief urging the Supreme Court to reject South Dakota’s effort to impose sales tax across state lines.