LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(Billings, Mont.) - During a tour of local luggage and sporting gear manufacturer Red Oxx in Billings today, U.S. Senator Jon Tester discussed his new bill to overturn a recent Supreme Court decision that could force Montana businesses to collect sales taxes on behalf of other states.
"Montanans don't pay sales taxes and we shouldn't be in the business of collecting sales taxes," Tester said. "That's why I've introduced the STOP Act, to defend Montana's small businesses against having to collect and remit sales taxes to nearly 10,000 different tax jurisdictions across 50 different states."
Tester introduced the Stop Taxing Our Potential (STOP) Act after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. The Court's controversial ruling-which hinged on a tie-breaking vote by Justice Neil Gorsuch-overturns 26 years of judicial precedent limiting a state's ability to tax businesses beyond its borders.
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