eBay Inc. opposes any attempts by Congress to pass legislation that does not include robust protections for small businesses across the country.
Over the years, eBay has witnessed firsthand the opportunities that have been created for small businesses that use the Internet to reach new customers. The Internet is an essential tool for businesses of all sizes - especially small businesses - to reach new markets, new consumers and increase productivity, which in the end, all leads to new job creation. However, treating a small online business the same as a mega-billion dollar retailer will not foster small business growth and development. Policymakers need to promote policies that keep the Internet marketplace open to ALL business, both big and small.
eBay believes that a workable solution must provide true fairness for Internet-enabled businesses, as well as offline businesses that should have the ability to one day use the Internet to reach new consumers. True state sales tax simplification or an increase to legislatively proposed small business exemptions are two options that policymakers should consider as they seek to achieve system parity.
Read our complete policy briefing: Protect Small Businesses: Include a Robust Small Business Exemption in Any Internet Sales Tax Proposal
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