Congress Should Take Up Most Pressing State Tax Issue


NCSL Statement Follows House Passage of Mobile Workforce Bill

NCSL NewsWashington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 2315, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015:

“We are disappointed that this Congress has again advanced legislation that pre-empts state tax sovereignty but, at the same time, continues to ignore the most pressing state tax issue: remote sales tax collection. It has been 24 years since the U.S. Supreme Court last urged Congress to solve this problem, and it has been 3½ years since the Senate overwhelmingly passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, but the House continues to ignore the call of states. NCSL urges Congress to finally address the issue of remote sales tax collection before it again considers legislation that erodes state fiscal sovereignty.”

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.