New legislation would level the playing field for small businesses in Missouri if legislation is passed in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate recently delayed a vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require online businesses to collect sales tax, until May 6, following a stalemate in the U.S. Senate on the issue.
“This is money our state is missing out on, things that can spur the economy and help Missouri,” Dan Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said. “This tax money can pay for schools, infrastructure and miscellaneous city and state projects.”
Please encourage your Senators to vote in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act on May 6. During that vote, which will likely be held in the early evening, only the “manager’s amendment” (changes permitted and offered from the sponsor) will be considered.