Quartz – Politicians are fighting over whether Americans should pay taxes on all online purchases
NetChoice, an association of e-commerce businesses, has been among the more vocal of the bunch. In a Forbes editorial, its executive director Steve DelBianco argued that the bill would ultimately make small retailers less competitive, not more.
“While big box stores love that proposal—and devoted massive resources to pushing it through Congress—small Internet sellers and their customers rightly worried that it would make it even harder for them to compete with national chains and online giants,” he wrote.
In other words, the bill’s supporters say it will level the playing field between big and small retailers; opponents say the small ones will just get buried.