Alaskans Get the Short end of the Internet Tax Stick: Sen. Murkowski
U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich have been showing solidarity recently, voting and working together on legislation affecting their constituents, but when it comes to the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, Sen. Begich says it’s good for small business, Sen. Murkowski says…
Sen. Murkowski(R-AK): “This so-called Marketplace Fairness Act is really not fair to those states that have put in place other mechanisms, and yet what we are doing through this legislation that we have pending on the floor right now is to tell states like New Hampshire, like Alaska, that regardless of what your state chose to do, those who are engaged in online sales and activity, you’re going to be scooped into the requirements of whatever state the individual purchasing your product is.”
The state’s senior Senator said the move sets a “dangerous precedent” in permitting the federal government to overrule state tax laws…
Sen. Murkowski(R-AK): “This is a real hard push against state’s rights.”
Sen. Murkowski said she was seriously concerned no amendments would be taken on the Act before the final vote.
For more, read: Begich: Internet Sales Tax Will Affect Few Alaskans.