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Topic: Marketplace Fairness Act

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November 21, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Marketplace Fairness Act: Paying taxes to other states is unfair

In a recent editorial, the Seattle Times criticized U.S. House Speaker John Boehner for rejecting Internet sales tax legislation [“If John Boehner kills the Marketplace Fairness Act, it would hurt Washington state,” Opinion, Nov. 13]. As a small online business owner, I am thankful that leaders in Congress are taking a more thoughtful…

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Comments | More in Taxes | Topics: House Speaker John Boehner, Internet, Marketplace Fairness Act

September 9, 2013 at 6:53 AM

The Marketplace Fairness Act

Support local businesses Americans are more frustrated than ever with inaction in Congress during these uncertain economic times. But I’d like to give credit to Rep. Adam Smith and thank him for supporting the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act that is being discussed in Congress. This overdue legislation is aimed at protecting local jobs and restoring rights back…

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Comments | More in Business, Congress, Economy, Politics | Topics: local business, Marketplace Fairness Act, online retailers

May 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Senate passes Marketplace Fairness Act

Legislation will help Washington retailers compete Yesterday’s 69-27 vote in the U.S. Senate to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act is an exciting step toward a national solution to the competitive disadvantage that brick-and-mortar businesses face in the online-retail environment [“Internet sales-tax bill backed by Amazon passes Senate,” Business, May 7]. The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber is a…

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Comments | Topics: business, Marketplace Fairness Act, retailers