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H.R.5660 Main Street Fairness Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 01, 2010 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • 31% of users support H.R.5660

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    31% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.5660.
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    • On July 28, 2010, by coloyan - All the problems we have right now and they want to go after sales tax for online shopping? Brilliant, let's see if we can get people to spend even less!

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      As noted by coloyan, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 28, 2010, "All the problems we have right now and they want to go after sales tax for online shopping? Brilliant, let's see if we can get people to spend even less!"
    • On August 12, 2010, by mswift - Yeah but your local business now have to use the internet to make sales. And with the generated internet revenue they employ people, pay taxes, which effects the big picture in a positive way. This is just another tax to take more money out of small business and the middle class.

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      As noted by mswift, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 12, 2010, "Yeah but your local business now have to use the internet to make sales. And with the generated internet revenue they employ people, pay taxes, which effects the big picture in a positive way. This is just another tax to take more money out of small business and the middle class."
    • On January 24, 2011, by briansenjem - This Act is very bad for small businesses. It will make it next to impossible for small businesses to have an Internet-based presence. I'm an accountant and it is already costly and time consuming for small businesses who are only in one locale (your typical brick-and-mortar) to comply with the sales tax collection, calculating, reporting, and sending payment. If you add sales tax collection for every place you sell something, it will take a lot of people time, plus sophisticated, expensive technology to track, calculate, report, and send payments. Only mid-size and large businesses will be able to afford this. Believe me, the technology is not there for small businesses. We have trouble with this the way it is currently. I have friends and clients who wouldn't be able to sell on the Internet. Maybe in the future if the states get their act together with better technology and streamline the process and number of taxes (there are many sales taxes per area), then this might be feasible.

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      As noted by briansenjem, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 24, 2011, "This Act is very bad for small businesses. It will make it next to impossible for small businesses to have an Internet-based presence. I'm an accountant and it is already costly and time consuming for small businesses who are only in one locale (your typical brick-and-mortar) to comply with the sales tax collection, calculating, reporting, and sending payment. If you add sales tax collection for every place you sell something, it will take a lot of people time, plus sophisticated, expensive technology to track, calculate, report, and send payments. Only mid-size and large businesses will be able to afford this. Believe me, the technology is not there for small businesses. We have trouble with this the way it is currently. I have friends and clients who wouldn't be able to sell on the Internet. Maybe in the future if the states get their act together with better technology and streamline the process and number of taxes (there are many sales taxes per area), then this might be feasible."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Streamlined Sales Tax, Nexus and Online Retailers - September 26, 2011 by Rachel Stewart - The current bill before Congress (HR 5660: full text available at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5660/show) would enact federal legislation that would allow SSUTA member states to begin requiring all remote sellers ...

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      As noted by Rachel Stewart on September 26, 2011, "The current bill before Congress (HR 5660: full text available at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5660/show) would enact federal legislation that would allow SSUTA member states to begin requiring all remote sellers ..." (http://bankingrates.us/financial-tips/streamlined-sales-tax-nexus-and-online-retailers)
    • Streamlined Sales Tax, Nexus and Online Retailers - September 25, 2011 by Rachel Stewart - The current bill before Congress (HR 5660: full text available at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5660/show) would enact federal legislation that would allow SSUTA member states to begin requiring all remote sellers ...

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      As noted by Rachel Stewart on September 25, 2011, "The current bill before Congress (HR 5660: full text available at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5660/show) would enact federal legislation that would allow SSUTA member states to begin requiring all remote sellers ..." (/url?q=http://bankingrates.us/financial-tips/streamlined-sales-tax-nexus-and-online-retailers&sa=U&ei=PuUOUM_3GqGi2gX19IDICw&ved=0CCQQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNG5A01WejTCD8IN8IpVrwo0UsFnBg)
    • Streamlined Sales Tax, Nexus and Online Retailers - September 25, 2011 by Rachel Stewart - The current bill before Congress (HR 5660: full text available at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5660/show) would enact federal legislation that would allow SSUTA member states to begin requiring all remote sellers ...

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      As noted by Rachel Stewart on September 25, 2011, "The current bill before Congress (HR 5660: full text available at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5660/show) would enact federal legislation that would allow SSUTA member states to begin requiring all remote sellers ..." (/url?q=http://bankingrates.us/financial-tips/streamlined-sales-tax-nexus-and-online-retailers&sa=U&ei=u1AIUIKsC8Pm2gX10ay8BA&ved=0CCQQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHm0OwS3dhj1q1AFKMe0Taaz_xVMg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Juvenile product trade groups unite to endorse Mainstreet Fairness Act - August 11, 2010 by Kids Today Online - ...with BabyProductExperts.com are banding together in support of the Mainstreet Fairness Initiative and U.S. House Bill H.R.5660, the Main Street Fairness Act, which was referred to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on July 1, 2010. In 1992, the

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      As noted by Kids Today Online on August 11, 2010, "...with BabyProductExperts.com are banding together in support of the Mainstreet Fairness Initiative and U.S. House Bill H.R.5660, the Main Street Fairness Act, which was referred to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on July 1, 2010. In 1992, the " (http://www.kidstodayonline.com/article/530740-Juvenile_product_trade_groups_unite_to_endorse_Mainstreet_Fairness_Act.php?rssid=20993)
    • JA Announces Support for Tax Fairness Act - July 08, 2010 by Jewelers Circular Keystone Online - By JCK Staff Jewelers of America has announced its support of the Main Street Fairness Act (HR 5660), introduced July 1 by Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA), ...

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      As noted by Jewelers Circular Keystone Online on July 08, 2010, " By JCK Staff Jewelers of America has announced its support of the Main Street Fairness Act (HR 5660), introduced July 1 by Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA), ... " (http://www.jckonline.com/2010/07/09/ja-announces-support-tax-fairness-act)
    • - July 07, 2010 by PR Web (press release) - HR 5660 would allow the 24 states who have adopted the “Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement” to require out-of-state sellers to collect tax, ...

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      As noted by PR Web (press release) on July 07, 2010, " HR 5660 would allow the 24 states who have adopted the “Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement” to require out-of-state sellers to collect tax, ... " (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/07/prweb4232394.htm)
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