(WASHINGTON, DC) – Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement after legislation in the House of Representatives was made public which would impose new sales taxes on internet purchases:
“The last thing internet commerce needs is a series of burdensome new tax collection requirements that would do tremendous harm to small businesses taking advantage of online commerce. This House proposal is a non-starter, and I will continue to oppose any attempt to attach these measures to an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bans taxes on Internet access. That law has helped the internet flourish into the driver of economic activity that it is today, and we should extend it without adding burdensome new requirements on New Hampshire entrepreneurs.”
The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) expires at the end of September. On Tuesday, the House passed a permanent extension of this law. Last year, Shaheen led a successful push to prevent Internet sales tax legislation from being attached to the bill extending ITFA.