Apr 05, 2018

Freedom Partners, Free Market Groups “urge Supreme Court to keep online sales tax limits”

Post by Freedom Partners

Led by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, Freedom Partners yesterday joined with Americans for Prosperity and other free market groups to jointly file an amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair – a landmark case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 17.

The Hill reports:

“A bipartisan group of lawmakers, conservative groups and online businesses are urging the Supreme Court to keep in place limits on states’ ability to require online retailers to collect their sales taxes.

A coalition of conservative organizations — including the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks — argued that it’s important for the Supreme Court to make clear that states don’t have unlimited ability to regulate outside of their borders.

“As an original matter, there is no valid reason to allow a state to impose regulatory tax-collection responsibilities on an out-of-state retailer without either a physical presence or a voice in the jurisdiction,” wrote the groups, which are represented by former Solicitor General Paul Clement.”

Freedom Partners has long opposed an internet sales tax, which threatens to greatly undermine the pro-growth Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law late last year, lowering rates across the board, cutting taxes at every income bracket and providing greater opportunity and financial security for hardworking Americans long-struggling to get ahead.