TechNet Opposes Proposed Internet Tax Regime

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December 3, 2012

TechNet Opposes Proposed Internet Tax Regime

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, made the following statement upon the introduction of an amendment proposed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) which would add the Marketplace Fairness Act to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

“Online sales continue to be a bright spot in an otherwise challenging economy for businesses both large and small,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet. “The Marketplace Fairness amendment would threaten that success, especially for small retailers, by unleashing a flood of onerous and expensive tax requirements on entrepreneurs.  We do not support any effort that will make it more difficult for new competitors and innovators to succeed.”
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