Below is a message from the Alliance for Main Street Fairness that has helped lead the fight in Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act that will allow a state to require online stores to collect sales tax on purchases from that state.
The Senate in an overwhelming bipartisan vote yesterday passed the bill. This is a victory for brick-and-mortar stores that already collect state sales tax putting them at a competitive disadvantage to the online stores.
Senator Lindsay Graham supported our small businesses with his vote but unfortunately Senator Tim Scott voted against this bill.
Now the legislation goes to the U.S. House.
Dear South Carolina,
We did it!
The Senate just passed the standalone Marketplace Fairness Act by a binding vote of 69-27. Next stop: the House of Representatives.
Read more about this exciting e-fairness development in our latest blog post.
This vote represents a huge victory for all of us who want to see the sales tax loophole closed—and we couldn’t have done it without your help.
But while we now have Senate passage behind us, we are only halfway home. We need to motivate the House to pass this important bill so it can be sent to the President to be signed into law.
Thank you again for making this victory in the Senate possible. Let’s continue working together to enact the Marketplace Fairness Act this year!
The Alliance for Main Street Fairness