Remote sales tax. Nexus tax. Distant sales tax. Streamlined Sales Tax Project. SSTP. Internet sales tax. Online sales tax. No matter what you call it; eBay Inc. opposes any attempt to impose Internet sales tax collection burdens on small Internet-enabled businesses. When small businesses all across the nation are struggling to keep their doors open to customers, this is certainly not the time to require small online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes in up to 9600 jurisdictions nationwide.
Over the years, eBay has witnessed firsthand the opportunities that have been created for small businesses that are Internet-enabled. The Internet is an essential tool for 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 retailer and, therefore, making them collect and remit sales taxes as if they had nationwide presence 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 including a robust small business exemption in any Internet sales tax bill is critical to ensuring small businesses play an important role in the Internet marketplace. Therefore, eBay Inc. opposes any attempts by Congress to pass legislation that does not include robust protections for small businesses across the country.
Read our complete policy briefing: Protect Small Businesses: Include a Robust Small Business Exemption in Any Internet Sales Tax Proposal
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