Daines Signs Amicus Brief to Protect Tax-Free Internet
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today signed an amicus brief, Amici Curiae South Dakota v. Wayfair, which urges the Supreme Court to rule against allowing states to implement an internet sales tax that would harm small businesses and consumers.
“The Internet sales tax is a misguided policy that would raise costs for consumers and harm small businesses that are trying to break into new markets and create jobs,” said Daines.
On March 13, 2018, Daines led a bipartisan coalition in opposition to ongoing attempts to sneak the Internet sales tax, which would mandate small businesses to collect sales tax on behalf of other cities and states when selling products over the Internet, into the upcoming government funding bill.
On Cyber Monday 2015, Daines sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to reject any legislation to impose onerous Internet sales tax requirements that would hurt online retailers in Montana and across the nation.
On March 12, 2014, following a House Judiciary Committee hearing on online sales tax proposals, Representative Steve Daines joined WE R HERE Coalition Executive Director Phil Bond to speak out against the Internet sales tax.
On November 30, 2014, Daines published an Op-Ed in the Washington Times opposing the Internet sales tax.
On November 18, 2014, Daines led a rally in opposition to the Internet sales tax alongside Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), several House colleagues and representatives from groups opposed to federal online sales tax legislation, such as the Marketplace Fairness Act.
On May 7, 2013, Daines spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act.
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