Meanwhile, Carl Szabo, policy counsel for the internet trade and lobby association NetChoice whose members include eBay and Overstock.com, charged Tuesday that “Tennessee tax collectors are poised to extend their taxing powers, leaving the state vulnerable to legal challenges, and exposing Tennessee-based businesses to retaliation from other states. Ignoring federal doctrine by requiring out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax is a killer for small businesses and a losing cause in the courts.”
NetChoice released a poll it commissioned saying only 21 percent of 400 Tennesseans were inclined to support the proposed sales tax regulation. Fifty-six percent said they considered the new rule “a statewide tax increase, and 46 percent think it will adversely affect Tennessee businesses.”
The poll was conducted by Morar Consulting and, according to NetChoice, has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.
Posted 12/14/2016 | Media Hits