April 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Case Regarding Internet Sales Tax

WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court oral arguments today in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, which affects whether New Hampshire small businesses selling products over the internet will be forced to collect sales tax for other states, Senator Hassan reiterated her opposition to any effort to impose mandatory internet sales tax collection. Senator Hassan signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, urging the Court to rule against South Dakota in the current case.

“New Hampshire’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we must ensure that they have the support they need to thrive,” Senator Hassan said. “I signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to rule in favor of protecting New Hampshire small businesses who would be unfairly burdened by a requirement to collect sales tax for other states on goods sold over the internet. I will keep fighting to support our innovative small businesses and to stand up against imposing sales tax collection requirements that would only hinder economic growth and hold New Hampshire back.”

BACKGROUND

Senator Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing a resolution opposing a bill that would require businesses selling goods over the internet to collect sales tax for other states, even if the seller is located in a state without a sales tax. The resolution can be found here.

Senator Hassan also issued a statement after DOJ filed a legal brief to the Supreme Court in support of efforts to impose mandatory internet sales tax collection.

 

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