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Tell Congress: Do Not Establish An Online Sales Tax!

Take Action with Conservative Action Alerts and tell lawmakers to oppose any and all bills or amendments to bills that would establish an online sales tax.

On Tuesday, December 4 2012 the National Defense Authorization Act was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate, 98-0. It almost created an online sales tax.

The NDAA amendment that would've established an online sales tax was created by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), which goes to show that this effort to expand taxes was a bipartisan effort.

In March of this year, Sen. Enzi also offered an amendment -- which passed, though carried no weight -- to the Continuing Resolution that would've mandated that businesses collect sales taxes online. The amendment was essentially a carbon copy of the Marketplace Fairness Act.

On Tuesday, April 23, the U.S. Senate is going to officially begin to take up the Marketplace Fairness Act, as it exists as a bill.

The MFA would hurt consumers and small businesses by expanding sales taxes to the internet: consumers and business will end up paying more, and businesses will also be forced to deal with as many as 9,600 tax zones and all the bureaucratic red-tape that goes with them. 

In 2012, then-Senator Jim DeMint called this effort "taxation without representation" -- he said:

"Our nation was born from the idea of 'no taxation without representation'—that citizens should not be taxed by governments in which they have no political voice. ... Such online sales tax proposals are taxation without representation. The proposed federal law tells businesses that there is no escape from the clutches of tax-hungry politicians. That concept is antithetical to our federalist system, which promotes competition among our states for the best economic policies."

Take Action with Conservative Action Alerts and tell lawmakers to oppose any and all bills or amendments to bills that would establish an online sales tax -- specifically the "Marketplace Fairness Act."

Public Comments
Apr 29th, 2013
Eugene F. from Lilburn, GA writes:
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Taxes should be based on services rendered by the government. An internet business does not require any services by the government.
Apr 29th, 2013
Merle D. from Monument, CO signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Cindy C. from Seguin, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Fort Thomas, KY signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Rialto, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Douglas S. from Abbeville, LA writes:
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NO More Taxes!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
E L. from Oviedo, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Claremore, OK signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Roger H. from North Bend, OR signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Don N. from Pleasanton, CA writes:
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Tax Tax Tax is that the main thing to get done in D C ??
Apr 29th, 2013
chris h. from Lenexa, KS signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Betty G. from Kissimmee, FL writes:
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Stop redistributing our money! We are overtaxed already!
Apr 29th, 2013
Susan M. from North Palm Beach, FL writes:
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. . . businesses will also be forced to deal with as many as 9,600 tax zones and all the bureaucratic red-tape that goes with them. In 2012, then-Senator Jim DeMint called this effort "taxation without representation" -- he said: "Our nation was born from the idea of 'no taxation without representation'—that citizens should not be taxed by governments in which they have no political voice. ... Such online sales tax proposals are taxation without representation. The proposed federal law tells businesses that there is no escape from the clutches of tax-hungry politicians. That concept is antithetical to our federalist system, which promotes competition among our states for the best economic policies."
Apr 29th, 2013
Ken F. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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I run a small business and the Banks (Credit Card Fees) and Gov't already make more money that I do on sales. It's unconscionable how greedy our Gov't has become and yet they want more and more and always more!
Apr 29th, 2013
Michael C. from Epping, NH writes:
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This unnecessary tax is just another lever to initiate an entry point for escalation of greater taxation.
Apr 29th, 2013
Barry W. from Broken Arrow, OK signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Walter S. from Venus, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Greg A. from Evanston, IL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Paul B. from New Braunfels, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Leah H. from Manchester, TN writes:
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No more taxes! We are taxed to death already!
Apr 29th, 2013
Betty L. from Friona, TX writes:
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Please no more taxes!
Apr 29th, 2013
BILL R. from Trussville, AL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Graham, NC writes:
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please oppose any bills that would have online tax added
Apr 29th, 2013
Larry J. from Lake Havasu City, AZ signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Melbourne Beach, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Candi A. from Ketchikan, AK writes:
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As an Alaskan this bill would really hurt all of us who have to do most of our shopping on-line. We already have a significant freight cost to get the items here and in Ketchikan there is already a sales tax. WE ARE TAXED TOO MUCH! As one of the small business owners who has to pay every tax and gets NO benefits from them I urge you to not vote for this bill.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Refugio, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Thomas B. from Plattsburg, MO signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Jerri K. from Trenton, OH writes:
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NO MORE TAXES! TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!
Apr 29th, 2013
Gary H. from Athens, AL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Tom M. from Valencia, CA writes:
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If this passes then a massive lawsuit should be pushed to require that each separate taxing municipality/State has to provide suitable Taxing Representation for all American internet retailers. How many of those 9000+ taxing zones could afford to do that?
Apr 29th, 2013
Jason S. from League City, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Greg G. from Saint Clair Shores, MI signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Randall H. from Cookeville, TN writes:
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More taxation is not the answer to our economic woes.
Apr 29th, 2013
Nancy L. from Elwood, IL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Dorothy W. from Homosassa, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
R. Stephen D. from Dexter, OR writes:
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The engine for US jobs, incomes and tax base is small business and internet sales are a very large part of small businesses that are hanging on in these tough economic times. An online sales tax and similar small business-unfriendly taxes and restrictions are NOT the way to economic survival.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Nehalem, OR signed.