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HR2775 Update

August 11, 2015 | Legislative briefs
(202) 393-8767 | ebrock@gfoa.org

RTPA Update

THE IGFOA is sharing the information below at the request of the national GFOA. IGFOA members will need to determine what action, if any, is appropriate for their community.

“The GFOA continues to press for Congressional support of legislation that would enable state and local governments to collect taxes from retailers on remote sales, in particular, the Remote Transaction Parity Act (RTPA) (HR 2775), sponsored by Congressman Chaffetz (R-UT-3).

The RTPA would compel retailers to collect taxes on remote sales, based on the consumer’s location. Passing this legislation would finally bring federal law into the digital age by enabling state and local governments to collect sales taxes on online purchases that are already owed to them but not being paid. This bill would also level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers who currently face a competitive disadvantage of 5-10%, compared to remote sellers, because Congress has failed to act to update national tax laws with respect to digital sales.

There are resources available on GFOA’s RTPA Resource Page including a RTPA sample letter to Congressional Representatives, as well other material such as talking points and a sample Op-ed. Click here http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/  to find out the local address to send a letter to your Congressional representative to support RTPA and copy ebrock@gfoa.org for hand-delivery to your Representative’s D.C. office.”

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