• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Internet sales tax

    Wood on Dobbs: Little Guy Loses When Big Business Gets 'Cozy' with Government (VIDEO)

    Big business players such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are “getting very close and cozy with big government,” The Foundry’s Genevieve Wood said last night in an interview with Lou Dobbs of Fox Business News. The loser, she said, is “the little guy.” “You’ve got more big government and … More

    The 5 Most Watched Videos of 2013

    This year, The Foundry produced videos on a wide variety of topics and issues. We also had a lot of fun with them. Here are the five most popular videos of the year. Obamacare: More Than a Glitch Taxpayer-funded commercials paint a rosy picture of the Affordable Care Act. But … More

    Public Warns Congress: Force an Internet Sales Tax at Your Own Risk

    While movement on a bill to extend the reach of state sales tax laws to out-of-state retailers has been quiet lately, that doesn’t mean the American public is more accepting of the idea. A new poll released by the National Taxpayers Union and R Street Institute showed that 57 percent … More

    Family-Run Retailer: Internet Sales Tax Would Put Me Out of Business

    Rick Smith’s 14-year-old, family-run gourmet kitchen utensil business has a lot to lose if the Internet sales tax becomes law. And he’s not alone. While a proposal to tax Internet sales is seemingly stalled in Congress at the moment, a number of online retailers remain fearful of the ill-conceived Marketplace … More

    Internet Sales Tax: Wishful Thinking Can’t Make It Pro-Growth

    A new study argues that the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), better known as the Internet sales tax, would be good for economic growth. But the argument is premised on something that isn’t in the bill. The study says that because the MFA would allow states to enforce their sales … More

    Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore: Internet Sales Tax Hurts Small Businesses

    The misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), commonly called the Internet sales tax, recently passed the Senate and awaits action in the House. If it becomes law, it would force online retailers to collect sales taxes from residents in states in which the businesses have no attachment. It would overturn the … More

    Most Americans Oppose an Internet Sales Tax

    Imagine being forced to collect sales tax for a state government where your business has no presence or facing audits from a state that is thousands of miles from your home base. The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) poses these potential threats to online businesses and other remote sellers. The act … More

    Internet Sales Tax: Online Entrepreneur Would Downsize

    For Thomas Carlson of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, the Internet was key to unleashing a long-held dream of owning a business, quitting his federal job, and being his own boss. But his business, which amassed $1.4 million in sales last year, is at risk as the threat of an Internet sales … More

    The Internet Sales Tax Will Kill My Small Business

    Hi, I’m Catesby Jones. I own a small business in Virginia called Peace Frogs. My three dozen employees and I make T-shirts and other cool stuff. We’re a positive company that loves being able to do all our work from Gloucester, VA, where I grew up. What makes it possible … More

    Heritage Briefing: Internet Sales Tax

    With talk heating up for Congress to create an Internet sales tax, Heritage pulled in leading telecommunication and tax experts yesterday for a Capitol Hill briefing on the potential fallout that the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) could have on e-commerce. Katie McAuliffe, federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax … More