SALT Report 1285 – A joint memorial requesting adoption of the federal main street fairness act by the members of Washington’s Congressional delegation was introduced. The bill requests the swift passage of federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales and use taxes on remote sales.
If passed, the Main Street and Marketplace Fairness Acts would grant states the authority to collect sales taxes from remote sellers, regardless of nexus. The Washington Department of revenue estimates that the act would generate more than $306 million for the Washington State General Fund from 2013-15 and another $176.5 million for local governments.
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