By Norm Singleton
Representative Jason Chaffetz is looking to succeed John Boehner as Speaker of The House. Chaffetz is the lead sponsor of the House's version of the National Internet Sales Tax Mandate.
This seems like a good time to revisit Ron Paul's 2013 column "Internet Sales Taxes Harm Future Entrepreneurs." Dr. Paul's column referred to the "Marketplace Fairness Act," which is pending in the Senate.
Representative Chaffetz's version of the National Internet Sales Tax is even worse than the Senate's version, since it lowers the small seller's exemption to just $1 million in gross sales. The tax would also apply to all sales up to that limit, not just for those that take place online. So a business that does $999,999 in brick-and-motor sales and only $1 in online sales would still feel the full weight of the Internet Sales Tax Mandate.
Should someone who wants to cripple the next Amazon or Overstock.com be trusted with one of the most powerful positions in government? Read more about Representative Chaffetz's version of the National Internet Sales Tax Mandate here.
And here is Dr. Paul's 2013 column "Internet Sales Tax Could Crush Small Businesses":
One unique aspect of my homeschool curriculum is that students can start and manage their own online business. Students will be responsible for deciding what products or services to offer, getting the business up and running, and marketing the business’s products. Students and their families will get to keep the profits made from the business. Hopefully, participants in this program will develop a business that can either provide them with a full-time career or a way to supplement their income.
This article was originally published at The Campaign For Liberty.