We are pleased to report that on June 15, Congressmen Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Steve Womack (R-AR) introduced H.R. 2775, the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 (RTPA). This bill would level the playing field for brick and mortar retailers by closing the online sales tax loophole. Please take a moment to encourage your House Representative to support this bill. You can take action through this site: http://p2a.co/sxKeCA1
RTPA would grant states the authority to require remote sellers to collect sales taxes, just like brick-and-mortar stores do. It also provides critical protections for remote and multi-channel retailers. The bill establishes the audit protections for remote sellers and requires states to provide sales tax collection software and integration to remote sellers free of charge. It also establishes a transition period of small remote sellers with an exemption for businesses under $10 million in gross receipts in year one, under $5 million in gross receipts in year two and under $1 million in gross receipts in year three.
Reps. Chaffetz and Womack were joined by the following cosponsors: Lou Barletta (R-PA), John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Robert J. Dold (R-IL), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr. (D-GA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), John Larson (D-CT), Kristi Noem (R-SD), Scott Rigell (R-VA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Peter Welch (D-VT).
Community-based retailers have waited for more than two decades for Congress to take action. Please tell Congress that it's time to support local businesses by giving them a fair chance to compete!