Good news on the tax front

Wow. This is incredibly good news for catalogers and stand along web retail sites – especially smaller ones. I pulled this from Bloomberg news this morning.

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he “probably” won’t support legislation to let states require out-of-state Internet retailers to collect sales taxes, saying it would be too cumbersome to implement.

“Moving this bill where you’ve got 50 different sales tax codes, it’s a mess out there,” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said in a Bloomberg Television interview yesterday in Washington. “You’re going to make it much more difficult for online retailers to be able to comply.”

A lack of support from U.S. House Speaker John Boehner emphasizes the difficulty the measure will have winning House passage, especially in its current form. The Senate passed the bill May 6 in a bipartisan vote of 69-27, with support from 21 Republicans. Asked whether he could back the measure, Boehner said, “probably not.”

A lack of support from the speaker emphasizes the difficulty the measure will have winning House passage, especially in its current form. The House Judiciary Committee will consider the Senate bill, Boehner said.

“We’ll see what they think,” he said. “You’re putting in a big burden on some very small businesses.”

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We are closely following this debate and will keep you posted.

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