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Oppose Efforts to Pass the Marketplace Fairness Act
Earlier this year we alerted Main Street members to a sales tax bill called the “Marketplace Fairness Act” which was considered by Congress. In May of this year the Senate passed this ill-advised bill and it is now being considered by the House of Representatives. If you want to help us protect the American public from new tax burdens, please get involved now and help us fight this potentially harmful legislation.

If the Marketplace Fairness Act is allowed to become law, it could require small, internet-enabled businesses to collect sales taxes nationwide from the more than 9,600 tax jurisdictions. These same small businesses could face the prospect of being audited by tax collectors from other states. On behalf of our eBay Inc. community, we are pushing Congress to include meaningful protections for small businesses.

The good news is that hundreds of thousands of consumers and small business owners have contacted Capitol Hill to express their concerns. Despite this positive development, the bill's supporters and their Washington lobbyists still want to get the bill through Congress by attaching it to important pieces of legislation that Congress must pass, such as a federal budget bill. Congress must fix the Senate bill by significantly increasing the small business exemption. That is why we need your help.

If you oppose attempts to force an unfair Internet sales tax bill into law, raise your voice and let your representatives in Congress know.

Thank you for helping to keep the Internet a fair and open marketplace for all.

Tod Cohen
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations
eBay Inc.

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