SALT Report 1206 – In a joint resolution, the Michigan House of Representative voted to memorialize Congress to resolve the Internet taxation issue and enact legislation, such as the Main Street Fairness Act (MSFA), which would permit states to collect sales taxes on remote sales transactions.
The resolution states that the MSFA would level the playing field for storefront businesses that compete with online retailers and would authorize Michigan and other members of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement to collect taxes from out-of-state sellers. Passage of the MSFA would reverse state and local revenue declines and eliminate the unfair advantage internet sellers currently have over brick and mortar stores.
Copies of the resolution have been sent to the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and members of the Michigan congressional delegation for their consideration.
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