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AFP Joins Large Conservative Groups Urging Congress: No Lame Duck Internet Sales Tax

Dec 6, 2016 by AFP

Arlington, VA. – Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Heritage Action For America and FreedomWorks called on members of Congress today to oppose consideration of passing an internet sales tax plan during the current lame duck session of Congress.

“With less than two weeks until lawmakers leave Washington, many of them for good, the last thing taxpayers deserve is another lame-duck Congress where unaccountable lawmakers headed into retirement carelessly pass legislation that will have serious ramifications for small businesses and the American people in 2017 and beyond,” said Americans for Prosperity’s Director of Federal Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Chrissy Harbin. 

“Internet sales tax proposals have several Constitutional, economic and logistical problems and we are concerned to see renewed discussion of these proposals in Congress at a time like this,” said Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner. “Lawmakers should consider the consequences of pushing through costly and complicated new tax policies, the burden of which would fall onto small businesses and consumers in the form of higher prices.”

Americans for Prosperity has long opposed internet sales tax proposals as they come up in Congress, including the Marketplace Fairness Act and others. On behalf of 2.8 million activists in all 50 states, AFP, along with its coalition partners, calls on members of Congress to oppose any renewed discussion of an internet sales tax.

Read the Coalition Letter to Congress Here

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