The impact of digital and Internet technologies on the economy continues to spark proposals for sales tax reform at the federal level. This week the Wireless Tax Fairness Act was introduced in the House. The Act would place a 5 year moratorium on new taxes and fees for wireless services, which some feel have become excessive.
Another major sales tax proposal, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (MFA), faces opposition from a coalition of Attorney Generals from three of the states that don’t have a sales tax (Alaska, Montana, and Oregon). If passed, MFA would give states the authority to make remote sellers, including online retailers, collect sales tax.
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