The Internet marketplace is rapidly expanding – It does not make sense to treat one channel of sales differently than another. Online sales are growing 4 times faster than sales made at brick and mortar establishments. To level the playing field for Georgia’s hometown businesses, Congress must take action to allow state and local governments to require retailers to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
Auburn Retailer’s Story Details Local Impact of E-Fairness Issue
One of GMA’s top federal priorities is the issue of e-Fairness. Each year, Georgia’s state and local governments lose more than $800 million in sales tax revenue. Without Congressional action, state and local governments cannot compel Internet and catalog retailers to collect and remit sales taxes that are due on purchases.
Buzz Wachsteter: Fighting for Internet Tax Fairness
Rome City Commissioner Buzz Wachsteter has been advocating for Internet tax fairness on behalf of Rome, other Georgia cities and GMA for a number of years. In this Q&A, he talks about Internet tax fairness and how Georgia city officials can help get the federal Marketplace Fairness Act passed.