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H.R.684 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 08, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 19, 2013, by daughter1 - When you get right down to it this bill will just take more money from people who are having a bad time. Did these people who voted for this law think about the postage we have to pay to get products? Now we will get hit 3 ways. Cost of product, tax and postage. I feel like never shopping locally again. I may just not. Thank you so much Womack. Hey I thought you were on our side. See you at the polls.

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      As noted by daughter1, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 19, 2013, "When you get right down to it this bill will just take more money from people who are having a bad time. Did these people who voted for this law think about the postage we have to pay to get products? Now we will get hit 3 ways. Cost of product, tax and postage. I feel like never shopping locally again. I may just not. Thank you so much Womack. Hey I thought you were on our side. See you at the polls."
    • On May 31, 2013, by Nichy - I oppose H.R.684 - Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

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      As noted by Nichy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 31, 2013, "I oppose H.R.684 - Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013"
    • On June 07, 2013, by stewey2000 - hey people, I hate taxes as much as the next person but this bill does actually seem more fair. One company has to add sales tax and another skips the tax entirely. whether the product is being shipped to your house or the store you will pay for shipping, and the cost of the product. but to have sales tax only apply to one company isn't fair is it. perhaps a better solution is to get rid of sales taxes and only have an income tax rate based on where the headquarters is located.

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      As noted by stewey2000, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 07, 2013, "hey people, I hate taxes as much as the next person but this bill does actually seem more fair. One company has to add sales tax and another skips the tax entirely. whether the product is being shipped to your house or the store you will pay for shipping, and the cost of the product. but to have sales tax only apply to one company isn't fair is it. perhaps a better solution is to get rid of sales taxes and only have an income tax rate based on where the headquarters is located. "

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    • Amazon Picks Supreme Court Tax Fight Over New York, But Collects In Virginia, Georgia, 10 Others - August 31, 2013 by Forbes Blogs - ...Amazon famously started life in the no-taxes ever column. More recently, the Bezos -driven behemoth emerged from its chrysalis with a pair of sales tax wings. Starting September 1st, Amazon adds two states, Virginia and Georgia, to its growing stab...

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      As noted by Forbes Blogs on August 31, 2013, "...Amazon famously started life in the no-taxes ever column. More recently, the Bezos -driven behemoth emerged from its chrysalis with a pair of sales tax wings. Starting September 1st, Amazon adds two states, Virginia and Georgia, to its growing stab..." (http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2013/08/31/amazon-picks-supreme-court-tax-fight-over-new-york-but-collects-in-virginia-georgia-10-others/)
    • National Retail Federation Recognizes ‘Heroes of Main Street’ - June 20, 2013 by Business Wire - ...inaugural award recipients were recognized by NRF for their support and sponsorship of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.336, S.743, H.R.684), which seeks to level the playing field between online and local retailers so sellers and merchants can compete f

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      As noted by Business Wire on June 20, 2013, "...inaugural award recipients were recognized by NRF for their support and sponsorship of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.336, S.743, H.R.684), which seeks to level the playing field between online and local retailers so sellers and merchants can compete f" (http://feeds.businesswire.com/click.phdo?i=863b1b9c3d3b48d725ce40bc81ae621a)
    • H.R.684 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 - May 17, 2013 by OpenCongress - Short: as introduced.Official: To restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. as introduced. This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill,

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      As noted by OpenCongress on May 17, 2013, "Short: as introduced.Official: To restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. as introduced. This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-h684/show)
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