Representative Peter Welch is a lead sponsor of the Federal legislation HR 2193 (Remote Transactions Parity Act.
“This important decision gives Vermont’s downtown businesses a fighting chance to succeed in a global economy. For too long our small entrepreneurs, who are required to collect state sales tax, have endured cutthroat competition from sales tax-exempt online businesses selling identical products. When a consumer can walk into a downtown store, try out a product, then go home and buy it online at a lower price, Main Street stores lose out. This decision levels the playing field and will help Vermont’s downtowns thrive.”
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