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Small Biz Owners Say Marketplace Fairness Act "Not So Bad"

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The House Judiciary Committee hopes to end a long-running battle over whether states can impose a sales tax for Internet retailers.

The Marketplace Fairness Act will allow states to require remote retailers to collect an Internet sales tax, if online sales reach a million dollars.  Under the proposed law, people in Montana still would not have to pay an Internet sales tax to online retailers because the tax would be based on where the person is when they make the purchase.

While Congressman Steve Daines opposes this bill, business owners in Bozeman welcome the law.

Country Bookshelf Owner, Ariana Paliobagis says, "It levels the playing field against some of the big online giants versus some of your local community stores."

A similar bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support last May.  Senator Jon Tester and former Senator Max Baucus voted against that bill. Senator John Walsh says he also strongly opposes an Internet sales tax bill.



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