S. 743, The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (6 comments ↓ | 11 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 743 would restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws.

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What is “The Marketplace Fairness Act”?

Could there be a more obscurely named bill? Scheduled for debate in the Senate this week, S. 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act, is a bill to permit states to levy taxes on Internet sales—y’know, your purchases on Amazon, eBay, fridgefilters...

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April 22, 2013, 4:36pm (report abuse)

This is the internet tax. Big buis r the only ones pushing this thru campaign contributions ie buying an unfair advantage&

Unlevel field. Big buis currently uses &enjoys no sales tax rule asdothe vast majority of internet users who are tiny to small buis.a quick scan of this bill reveals enormous load of paperwork accounting& filing that would fall on the Every "buis on the internet". As always this makes only big buis viable expands gover more state& fed employerun this) creates a huge burden on the courts,irs,attornies to enforce &stifle independent success.It makes me ill to c "Fairness" Indiana has surplus budget thru this whole 16yr recession without an internet tax. This is another example ,in the overbudget states refusing to become responsible and at the same time illegally picking winners based on "CAMPAIG NCONTRIBUTIONS" to the parties & career politicions. Take action now b4it is passedby the 2partyservants as they r same ones you"ll b trying to getit NULLIFIED after.


April 22, 2013, 5:23pm (report abuse)

And getting it nullified will be near impossible if those greedy states see it as another cash cow to milk so they need not restain their spending. It's always better to spend other people's money. Besides the collection difficulties, what other "benefits" will WE derive from an internet tax. I think cutting spending, becoming responsible works as "watchingtraitors" says

Joe Hines

April 23, 2013, 1:23pm (report abuse)

NO!!! NO!!! NO!!!more tax's on anything. You people have put laws upon us that goes against GOD. GOD'S LAWS does not cause hardship on HIS people but man's law does, WHY?. You say that we are one nation under GOD, the law's that you people create does not reflect GOD WILL FOR MANKIND.

Joe Hines

April 23, 2013, 1:29pm (report abuse)

I LOVE MY COUNTRY, BUT I HATE WHAT THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS DONE TO AMERICAN. Thanks to the supreme court system, American is now the new sodom and gomorrah.

Andrew Soborski

May 17, 2013, 3:42pm (report abuse)

This act is unconstitutional and second, it will result in just another tax burden on the population. States have use taxes which are levied on larger items and are questionable. This will be a burden on smaller businesses. It's the big merchants like Amazon, Walmart, etc. who are behind this because they know how burdensome it will be for the smaller retailers.


June 18, 2013, 8:59pm (report abuse)

Please pass this bill!! Amazon just cut off my full-time income because Minnesota decided to pass their own internet sales tax law. Amazon said they would re-instate me in their affiliate program if the Marketplace Fairness Act passes. I don't want to have to start looking for another job. I like blogging and making a living from it. I hope it passes soon because my savings account will only pay my bills for a few months.

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