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Online Sales Tax

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, innovative small businesses all across New Hampshire are using the Internet to reach new markets, create good jobs, and grow our economy.

Congress should be working to create an environment that helps these companies expand and hire, not adding new bureaucratic barriers and red tape that will impede growth. But that's exactly what the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act would do.

This legislation would force online retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of over 9,000 taxing jurisdictions nationwide, creating a web of bureaucracy that would stifle small businesses.

Later this week, I will return home to New Hampshire to hear how this tax would impact Granite State entrepreneurs. I urge my colleagues to do the same in their States and to stand up for small businesses by opposing this misguided legislation.

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