November 08, 2001 06:46pm
Source: Free Speech Coalition
by: Company Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Senate may vote today or tomorrow on a plan that would permit states to collect Internet sales taxes.
The bill, championed by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), abandons Capitol Hill's hands-off approach to online taxation: It would usher in a cavalcade of levies on mail order and Internet purchases.
Enzi admits his Internet Tax Moratorium and Equity Act, which state legislators hope will hand them an extra $50 billion or so in tax revenue by mid-decade, is controversial. The former footwear entrepreneur put it this way in a recent statement: "Leadership isn't always easy or popular, it's doing what needs to be done."
Congress had previously banned states from collecting Net taxes, but the temporary moratorium expired on Oct. 21.
Webmasters and their customers can register their displeasure with this Internet Tax Moratorium and Equity Act by e-mailing their Representatives and Senators.
Go to <http://www.freespeechcoalition.com>. On the home page click on any flame and when the news item comes up you will find a link to House and Senate e-mails. Select your state and send this simple message:
I AM A VOTER IN YOUR STATE. I ASK THAT YOU VOTE DOWN S.1567, THE INTERNET TAX MORATORIUM AND EQUITY ACT. SPONSORED BY SENATOR MIKE ENZI. (Add your name)