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S.743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary

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

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on May 06, 2013, with a roll call of 69 ayes, 27 nays, and 4 not voting.

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  • 17% of users support S.743

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On November 06, 2013, by arden78 - To all who voted for or are supporting the "Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743/H.R.684)". Will this act also cover non-internet businesses (ex. Delaware brick & mortar businesses that sell to PA, MD, NJ, etc. customers)? Will they be required to collect taxes for other states? If it does not, how is this "fair"?

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      As noted by arden78, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 06, 2013, "To all who voted for or are supporting the "Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743/H.R.684)". Will this act also cover non-internet businesses (ex. Delaware brick & mortar businesses that sell to PA, MD, NJ, etc. customers)? Will they be required to collect taxes for other states? If it does not, how is this "fair"?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Amazon PAC Ships Little Packages to Republican Leadership - August 05, 2013 by Roll Call - ...The company lobbied on issues relating to taxes, including corporate tax reform, digital goods, and the collection of taxes on remote sales (the Marketplace Fairness Act, S.336, S.743 and H.R. 684; as well as others issues. View lobby filing filing....

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      As noted by Roll Call on August 05, 2013, "...The company lobbied on issues relating to taxes, including corporate tax reform, digital goods, and the collection of taxes on remote sales (the Marketplace Fairness Act, S.336, S.743 and H.R. 684; as well as others issues. View lobby filing filing...." (http://www.rollcall.com/news/amazon_pac_ships_little_packages_to_republican_leadership-226896-1.html)
    • Demystifying the Marketplace Fairness Act - June 03, 2013 by AuctionBytes - ...nor UPC codes. Last on the biggie list are those that sell multi channel. Just how would Avalara, or 'States' (defined in S.743 as all US States, DC, all US territories, and all (565) Sovereign Indian Nations for those that sell on Amazon, eBay, website

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      As noted by AuctionBytes on June 03, 2013, "...nor UPC codes. Last on the biggie list are those that sell multi channel. Just how would Avalara, or 'States' (defined in S.743 as all US States, DC, all US territories, and all (565) Sovereign Indian Nations for those that sell on Amazon, eBay, website" (http://www.ecommercebytes.com/C/abblog/blog.pl?/pl/2013/6/1370286865.html)
    • Will the Marketplace Fairness Act Affect Your Small Business? - May 16, 2013 by The Huffington Post - ...Monday the Senate approved S.743 , a bill dubbed the Marketplace Fairness Act, by more than a two to one margin. The bill was drafted to close what is seen as a tax loophole -- one that has allowed online retailers to avoid collecting sales tax. If the

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      As noted by The Huffington Post on May 16, 2013, "...Monday the Senate approved S.743 , a bill dubbed the Marketplace Fairness Act, by more than a two to one margin. The bill was drafted to close what is seen as a tax loophole -- one that has allowed online retailers to avoid collecting sales tax. If the " (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-sweeney/will-the-marketplace-fair_b_3274601.html)
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