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An online sales tax would kill small businesses jobs

May 9, 2013View for printing

Harlowton, Montana (population 984), is home to, where we create tens of thousands of tickets a day for hundreds of customers across America. Like millions of small businesses around the country, our company leverages the power of the Internet to transcend location and do business on a national level. But our small business, like millions of others, is threatened by the Internet sales tax bill under consideration by Congress.

The legislation, which passed the Senate and now awaits action in the House of Representatives, claims to eliminate an unfair advantage for those who do business online. Instead, its effect will be to reduce e-commerce overall.

Currently, every person in America has the opportunity to do business on the Web. If the current Internet sales tax bill passes, this opportunity will be denied to many entrepreneurs and small business owners.

By Lance Trebesch

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