Businesses Unite Behind Goodlatte Sales Tax Plan

Over 100 Businesses so far

Calling the bill “a simple and fair process for remote sales tax collection and remittance,” 92 businesses and organizations have signed a letter of support for the House Judiciary Committee’s draft Online Sales Simplification Act.

The 92 signatories to the letter addressed to Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6th) include catalog, online and other remote retail outlets who sell everything from sporting goods and gardening supplies to early childhood educational materials and clothing. In addition, the letter is signed by commercial printers as well as industry associations representing a broad contingent of retailers, including the American Catalog Mailers Association, the Direct Marketing Association, the Electronic Retailing Association, and NetChoice.

“Only Congress can bring certainty and rationality to this situation.  What’s needed is a simple solution that works for all stakeholders,” the letter states.  “Earlier destination-based legislative proposals (e.g., the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA)) would create additional costs and complexity for interstate sellers.”

The letter notes of the House Judiciary measure, “This legislation, as currently drafted, is clear, fair and simple. The result is exactly what is required to level the playing field for all stakeholders: Sales taxes would be collected by sellers out of state and remitted to the state where products are delivered. This will go a long way toward protecting interstate commerce from unchecked taxation and regulation without representation, a bedrock principle upon which this country was founded.  You can count on our support for this measure.”

The letter praises the Judiciary Committee for crafting a measure designed to reduce regulatory hurdles to online, catalog and other remote sellers and to ensure the continued growth in the eCommerce sector. With many states adopting laws and regulations that would impose tax obligations on businesses outside the state’s borders, the Judiciary Committee draft bill is the simple and practical solution to remote sales tax collection for which businesses have been asking.

Read The Letter

Online Sales Simplification Act

List of Business Supporters

ACR Resource Group, Inc.

American Catalog Mailers Association

AmeriMark Direct

AmeriMark Holdings, LLC

Anthony Richards

Ashro, Inc.

Auditions

B.A. Mason

Back in the Saddle

Barco Products Company

Bas Bleu

Baudville

Baudville Brands

Beauty Boutique

Betty’s Attic

Birchland Market

Blue Nile

Carol Wright Gifts

Catalog Classics

Catalog Favorites

CB1, Inc.

Christianbook.com

Colony Brands, Inc.

Complements

Country Store

Crutchfield Corporation

Cuddledown

Direct Marketing Association

DM Services, Inc.

Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Corp

Edmund Optics

Electronic Retailing Association

Essentials Expressions

Fairytale Brownies

Feel Good Store

Figi’s Gallery

Figi’s Gifts in Good Taste

Fresh Finds

Full of Life

Gardener’s Supply Company

Gift Services Incorporated

Ginny’s, Inc.

Great American Business Products

Green County Foods, Inc.

Harriet Carter

Healthy Living

IDVille

In the Company of Dogs

Integrated Marketing Solutions, Inc.

Johnson Smith Company

K.Jordan

KirbyBuilt Products, Inc.

Lady Grace

Luxury Brand Holdings

Magellan’s

Maryland Square

Mason Easy-Pay

Masseys

MeritDirect

Midnight Velvet, Inc.

Midwest Catalog Brands, LLC

Monroe & Main, Inc.

Montgomery Ward, Inc.

N.L.C. Products Nature’s Jewelry

NaviStone 

Neovox Global LLC

NetChoice

NorthStyle

OSA Brands, LLC

Overstock

Path2Response, LLC

Potpourri Gift

Potpourri Group, Inc.

Pure Promo

Quad Graphics

Quadras Integrated

RecogNation

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

RR Donnelley

SC Data Center, Inc.

SC Global Sourcing, Inc.

Serengeti

Seventh Avenue, Inc.

ShoeMall

Signals

Silver Gallery

Stoneberry

Stony Creek Brands LLC

Support Plus

Swiss Colony Retail Brands, LLC

The Lighter Side Co.

The Pyramid Collection

The Stitchery

The Swiss Colony, LLC

The Tender Filet, Inc.

Things You Never Knew Existed

Through the Country Door, Inc.

Time for Me

Touch of Class

TreeTop Products, Inc.

Universal Screen Arts, Inc.

Uno Alla Volta LLC

What on Earth

Whatever Works

Windsor Collection Young Explorers