Congress should pass the Main Street Fairness Act, to be sponsored by Senators Durbin and Enzi. This legislation will allow states to collect sales taxes legally imposed on their residents but not collected by out of state sellers. Passage of the Main Street Fairness Act would create a level and fair playing field among all sellers, ensure the survival of America’s main streets and provide states $23 billion without any offsets or funds from the U.S. Treasury.
The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, commonwealths, and territories. It is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. The leadership of NCSL is composed of legislators and staff from across the country.
This resolution confirms our belief that the Main Street Fairness Act will be introduced shortly and, with support lined up, will pass this year.