Marketplace Fairness Act http://ripr.org en Chafee: Internet Sales Tax a Matter of Fairness http://ripr.org/post/chafee-internet-sales-tax-matter-fairness <p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed and Governor Lincoln Chafee are urging Congress to pass the &nbsp;Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill would require online merchants to pay state sales taxes. Chafee and Reed say it’s a matter of fairness.</p><p>Reed and Chafee stood side by side in a West Warwick furniture store to urge Congress to allow a vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act.&nbsp; Chafee said the bill – which would require online merchants to pay state sales taxes – would add $70 million a year to the state treasury.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:42:32 +0000 Flo Jonic 14014 at http://ripr.org Reed, Chafee Push to Collect Online Sales Tax http://ripr.org/post/reed-chafee-push-collect-online-sales-tax <p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed and Governor Lincoln Chafee are asking Congress to pass legislation that allows state to collect taxes from online purchasing.&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Jack Reed is a co-sponsor of the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” which would open the door for states to collect sales taxes from online retailers.&nbsp; Right now it’s up to shoppers to pony up when filing their income taxes.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:32:42 +0000 Catherine Welch 13947 at http://ripr.org