The Daily Signal – Senate, Obama Renew Push for Broad Internet Sales Tax
Online retailers are crying foul. “These are separate issues that should not be combined in any way,” online industry leader Steve DelBianco told The Daily Signal.
DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, which represents online companies including eBay, Google, Facebook and Yahoo, has lobbied against the Marketplace Fairness Act.
If the Senate insists on combining the tax-free access and sales tax measures, DelBianco said, he expects Congress to agree to extend the moratorium on access taxes into December. He said:
If they address it at that point [after midterms], there will be less public scrutiny but the pressure of time increases. That’s a dangerous combination. I hope the House stays strong. These are separate issues that should not be combined in any way.