Retailers Urge Boehner To Take Up Internet Sales Tax Bill

Law360, New York (November 12, 2014, 1:01 PM EST) -- A coalition of retailers on Wednesday urged House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to act on a bill giving states more power to tax Internet sales during Congress’ lame-duck session, following reports that Boehner said the legislation was dead.

The Marketplace Fairness Coalition, which represents some 200 retail trade associations and 400 businesses, asked Boehner in a letter to take immediate action on the Marketplace Fairness Act to even the playing field for brick-and-mortar shops.

“The rapid growth of e-commerce should benefit all sellers,” the coalition said in the letter. “The status quo, however, affords special treatment to 'remote sellers', thereby distorting...

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