LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester is leading the charge against forcing small businesses to collect online sales taxes for other states.
Tester introduced the Stop Taxing Our Potential (STOP) Act today to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that forces local businesses to collect sales taxes on behalf of other states when their residents purchase goods and services online—even when those businesses are located in states that don’t have sales taxes. The Supreme Court case, South Dakota vs. Wayfair, overturns 26 years of precedent that protected businesses from collecting and remitting sales taxes to other states.
“Montanans oppose a sales tax and our businesses shouldn’t be forced to collect a sales tax to shore up the finances of other states,” Tester said. “This bill reflects the overwhelming sentiment of Montanans and defends our state’s businesses from getting into the sales tax business.”
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