Comment: They're going to try to sneak it in with the budget bill

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They're going to try to sneak it in with the budget bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/289323-...

Opponents of an online sales tax measure are pushing back on efforts to get the bill added to the Senate budget this week.

Phil Bond, the executive director of the WE R HERE coalition, accused backers of online sales tax measures of trying to “sneak through” their legislation outside regular congressional order.

“There are good reasons this policy hasn’t been considered in the US Senate for over a decade: Taxpayers don’t like it, it turns the Internet into a tax collection platform, it allows state tax collectors to exercise authority far beyond their boundaries and it will put thousands of small businesses out of business,” Bond, a top Commerce Department official under George W. Bush, said in a statement.

Groups like the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, strong backers of the online sales tax measure, have been urging supportive senators to offer the bill as an amendment to the Senate budget.

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