There was a press conference in Washington DC today about The Main Street Fairness Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) on July 1, 2010. The bill aims to help states retrieve billions of lost sales tax revenues that are currently owed but go uncollected on remote (online and catalog) sales. Rep. Delahunt was joined by South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds (R-SD), Former Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Chris Rants (R-IA), state leaders and small business owners. Here is the Press Release on Rep. Delahunt’s website. Coverage of the press conference is included in this Washington Post Article.
FedTax.net CEO R. David L. Campbell was on hand to show support for the MSFA bill, and to respond to questions about whether sales tax calculation and collection can be done without causing a burden on retailers. The answer is an emphatic ‘YES’ . TaxCloud is our free, easy-to-use sales tax calculation and remittance service for retailers. It’s the only service created solely to comply with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA) at a scale to support all internet merchants.
Here’s a picture of David with Representative Bill Delahunt.