Congressman Rigell Makes the Case for MFA
Congressman Scott Rigell (R-VA) speaks with Varney & Co. on Fox Business Network about the Marketplace Fairness Act:
The Marketplace Fairness Act “is the collection of a tax that is currently due. It has widespread support. Bob McDonnell, our Republican Governor, he supports this. Senator Enzi in the Senate, he’s a Republican, he introduced it in the Senate. Representative Womack, a Republican, introduced it in the House. This makes common sense. I’m a strong advocate for men and women who go to work every day, who mortgage their home to start a new business. We are looking for a level playing field here. It is not a new tax.”
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June 18, 2013
Some of us met our spouses in a bookstore; others reconciled with a loved one thanks to that greeting card they bought at the gift shop on Main Street; and some began life-long vocations picking up that first instrument in the neighborhood music shop.
Small businesses don’t just sell us stuff, they touch our lives. And too often we take them for granted. This has never more true than in the Internet era—which is why passing the Marketplace Fairness Act is so very important.
June 10, 2013
A bill that would require the collection of sales taxes due for online purchases sailed through the U.S. Senate in a 69-27 vote in May, but it faces tougher going in the House.
The Marketplace Fairness Act would require virtual merchants to collect sales taxes just as their Main Street rivals do. It would bring equity to a marketplace now tilted against brick-and-mortar retailers.
Online sellers enjoy an unfair advantage now because they're not required to charge for state and local taxes. Their customers are supposed to pay the tax to their states, but rarely do so.
The Washington Examiner
June 6, 2013
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has issued a statement saying that contrary to some reports on the Internet, he has not ruled out taking up the Senate-passed Marketplace Fairness Act, aka the Internet sales tax bill.
A local Virginia reporter quoted the lawmaker, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in a story today as saying the legislation would not pass the House. Opponents of the bill cited the report, saying it meant that Goodlatte had effectively killed it.
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