Multi-State – Wyden, Merkley Try Again On Online Sales Tax Bill

Would create exemption for small businesses

WASHINGTON – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., this week reintroduced legislation that would stop states with a sales tax from creating red tape for small businesses as a result of last year’s Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

“Small businesses in Oregon have been tied up in a sea of red tape since the Supreme Court’s decision in Wayfair allowed other states to require them to collect sales tax on online purchases,” said Wyden, ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. “Our bill would prevent small businesses from having to comply with onerous requirements, allowing them to focus on growing and hiring.”

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august 2, 2019