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Fight a New Tax on Online Services in Tennessee

March 11, 2013 J,

Help us fight against a new tax on tourists and small businesses, right here in Tennessee.

Click here to tell your state senator you oppose any new service taxes.

There is a bill in the state Senate, SB 212 that would create a new tax on internet-based services.

Local governments in Tennessee already collect taxes on hotel and travel purchases made online. This bill would create an additional tax on the services offered by web-based travel companies like cheaptickets.com, kayak and Orbitz in finding deals on hotel stays, flights, rental cars, etc.

Simply put, politicians are looking under every rock to find new ways to tax us.

Click here to tell your state legislators you oppose new online travel service taxes.

Families visiting Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Beale Street or the Grand Ole Opry will pay more if they book their trip online under these bills. Small businesses booking hotel rooms or rental cars online will see their costs go up if we don’t stop these bills.

During difficult economic times government should be looking for ways to help families and small businesses succeed, not taking more of their hard-earned money in taxes.

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