NCSL Comments on the Remote Transactions Parity Act

6/15/2015

NCSL NewsNCSL Issues Statement in Support of Remote Transactions Parity Act

Washington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) commends Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) for the introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA).

“NCSL has long supported e-fairness legislation to close a loophole that costs states more than $23 billion per year as a result of uncollected sales taxes. This is a result of not being able to collect sales taxes on remote purchases, including transactions over the Internet.”

“Chaffetz’s RTPA addresses the ability of states to collect sales tax on these remote transactions, without increasing consumers’ sales taxes or adding administrative costs or burdens to online retailers. We are pleased to support this legislation without reservations and urge consideration in this session of Congress.”

 NCSL’s Support Letter


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