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John Nothdurft: Fairness Act Just a Tax Grab

August 3, 2012

Momentum appears to be building in Congress for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to collect sales tax from online sales even when a retailer has no physical presence in the state.

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Momentum appears to be building in Congress for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to collect sales tax from online sales even when a retailer has no physical presence in the state. Heartland Institute Government Relations Director John Nothdurft tells us what's happening and explains some of the problems with the proposal.

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Taxes Government Spending
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Steve Stanek (sstanek@heartland.org) is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.
sstanek@heartland.org