Help Stop Passage of Harmful Marketplace Fairness Act - ACMA Provides Action Plan

            Paul Miller
         October 28, 2014

Industry Action Needed to Head off MFA Passage!
  Use TruST Letter Template
To Contact Your Senator Today

Dear Catalog Industry Executive:

Internet and catalog sellers are under threat from powerful political interests organized around the singular goal of imposing unfair new tax burdens on remote sellers. The end of year marks a critical period as lawmakers seek to exploit the lame-duck Congress to push through legislation that would permanently unlevel the playing field for remote sellers.  We need your support to make sure they don’t succeed and so lawmakers will listen to concerned voices now more than ever.

The ACMA, in partnership with the TruST coalition, is aggressively fighting against the passage of Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) in conjunction with the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). We’ve made many strides but need your help to continue this critical work. At this very moment, MFA advocates are massing for what they hope will be a final, decisive legislative push. With your help, TruST will stand strong against them, and stop the passage of a measure that poses a serious threat to competition, innovation and economic growth.

In support of this effort we urge you to modify and submit this letter template (click here) to your state’s Senators, conveying the dire impact of instituting an MFA tax regime on your business and encouraging consideration of the Hybrid Origin Solution where sellers would charge sales tax based on their own physical location, rather than on the physical location of their customers. This solution effectively eliminates the inherent unfairness of MFA by treating remote sellers the same as their brick-and-mortar counterparts for both remote as well as physical sales. It’s an amenable solution that would ensure fairness for all.

Please ensure your voice is heard and accounted for during the Senate’s consideration of MFA and thanks in advance for conveying that this ill-conceived policy will negatively impact your businesses.


Hamilton Davison
President & Executive Director
American Catalog Mailers Association
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