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Amendment Would Protect Businesses from Non-Sales Tax States from Federal Mandate

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today filed an additional amendment to the internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week. Similar to her first amendment, this amendment would protect businesses in non-sales tax states from having to collect sales taxes from other jurisdictions on their online sales.  This amendment specifically restricts states from collecting taxes from businesses that are predominantly located in non-sales tax states like New Hampshire. The full text of the amendment is attached.

Earlier today, Senator Shaheen filed an amendment that would specifically exempt non-sales tax states like New Hampshire from having to comply with the federal mandate in the Internet sales tax legislation.

“The Senate’s decision to fast-track this bill was a bad one and that is making these amendments necessary,” said Senator Shaheen. “The Internet sales tax legislation is bad for New Hampshire small businesses and our country’s economy as a whole. This additional amendment I’ve filed this afternoon would protect businesses from the economic consequences this bill would impose.”