The Internet Sales Tax “event horizon” is near.

Just in case you missed it late last week, The Wall Street Journal ran a good article last week about all the recent state-by-state legislation efforts.

Politically speaking, we believe we are rapidly approaching an “event horizon” at which time the mandate for federal legislation to resolve interstate sales tax matters will be irreversibly required under the United States constitution. We feel the growing volume of state-by-state actions attempting to force out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax are increasingly interfering with interstate commerce as multi-state sellers are becoming entangled by these varied obligations and uncommon sets of rules. These state-by-state efforts share imperative origins in significant budget crises, that cannot be remedied by program cuts alone. However, each state is attacking this problem differently, which should quickly provoke action by merchants across the country and legislators across the aisle to finally resolve this issue once and for all. We look forward to this moment coming soon!

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