In a Feb. 3 letter to the House Judiciary Committee, NAREIT called for legislation to ensure that sales taxes are applied equally to retail sales through online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores.
NAREIT reiterated its longstanding position that the current sales tax collection system gives remote sellers an “unfair economic advantage” over brick-and-mortar retailers.
“It is time for Congress to exercise its authority to ensure that states are able to collect the sales and use taxes that they are currently owed by consumers on their purchase from remote retailers, and to provide reasonable support and protections for those retailers who will be obligated to collect and remit these taxes,” said Tony Edwards, NAREIT executive vice president and general counsel, in the letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI).
(Contact: Kirk Freeman at kfreeman@nareit.com)

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