Letter: A burden on small business
The federal government continues to try to place heavy burdens on small business owners. Once again, Congress is trying to pass an internet sales tax to help make it “fair” among all competitors. As a small internet business owner, I believe it is unfair to saddle small companies with additional burdensome regulations and unwise to believe new internet sales tax collection will have no impact on small online retailers.
New internet sales tax mandates will undermine innovation by changing the rules on those small businesses and entrepreneurs who have been fueling the internet economy. The Marketplace Fairness Act is just another step to move corporate America ahead.
I strongly urge Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen to stand firm against the internet sales tax and continue with the current laws that allow retailers to collect sales tax only when it has a physical presence in the consumer’s state. Join me today and contact our senators and let them know that small business America does not need another burden.