- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
House Committee on the JudiciaryRegulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law
- house Committees
- The senate Passed May 6th, 2013Roll Call Vote 69 Yea / 27 NayIntroducedApril 16th, 2013
What is it?
States would have the option of forcing online and catalog retailers to collect sales tax at the time of a transaction. States would be granted this authority only after they have simplified their tax codes and provided businesses with free software from one of six certified providers. This bill is currently being considered by a House committee as H.R. 684.
Impacts both state tax revenues and state tax code compliance for remote sellers.
The CBO estimates no impact on the federal budget.
Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes.
Brick and mortar businesses are in danger of being outdone in business, but there will always be a need for brick and mortar businesses. Sales taxes help the government to function, but there is no reason for such increased force of such, if there is not a careful hand allowing smaller businesses to be exempt from these increased sales taxes.