Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NCSL press conference on Main Stream Fairness Act

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The ability for states to collect sales tax, or in Hawaii's case, the general excise tax on internet purchases has been an issue across the country. The National Conference of State Legislatures held a news conference at the 2011 annual meeting to encourage Congress to pass a federal streamline sales tax through legislation called the Main Street Fairness Act. Twenty-four states have passed state legislation to collect internet sales tax, but even those states are having a difficult time enforcing the law. Here's what several lawmakers have to say about it:

In the video below, NCSL's Neil Osten explains what the Main Stream Fairness Act is all about and why Congress needs to pass it:

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