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Big-Box Retailers Have a Big Advantage in Internet Sales Tax Debate

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April 26, 2013The Senate is moving forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), a bill requiring all sales made over the internet to be subject to sales taxes. Under the bill, all businesses that do more than $1 million in online sales annually would be responsible for collecting and remitting sales taxes in accordance with the tax laws of all states in which their customers reside.

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Key Companies

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
National Federation of Independent Business$1,360,56428

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Mary Landrieu[D-LA]128
Kirsten Gillibrand[D-NY]64
Mazie Hirono[D-HI]57
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Raúl Grijalva[D-AZ]89
Mike Honda[D-CA]79
Eleanor Holmes Norton[D-DC]77

Key Industries

IndustryContributedRelated bill positions
Small business associations$2,395,70293
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.