In advance of House Judiciary Committee hearing Shaheen expresses her opposition to online sales tax legislation that does not exempt New Hampshire businesses

March 12, 2014

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today reiterated her strong opposition to online sales tax legislation in advance of a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing that will consider potential ways to tax online sales transactions. Online sales tax legislation that passed the U.S. Senate has the potential to put a serious burden on small businesses in New Hampshire, one of five states that does not collect sales tax.

“Online sales tax legislation would put a huge burden on small businesses in New Hampshire that do business over the internet,” Shaheen said. “It's unfair to force businesses in states like New Hampshire, which have no experience collecting sales taxes, to navigate significant red tape and cumbersome regulations.”

“I urge the House Judiciary Committee when considering any online sales tax legislation to listen to the concerns of small businesses in New Hampshire by exempting states without a sales tax,” added Shaheen.

Shaheen has been a vocal opponent of online sales tax legislation and last year wrote a letter to Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Goodlatte, expressing her deep concern about online sales tax proposals.