By NAA Staff
Through ongoing work by the NAA Sales Tax Task Force, the National Auctioneers Association – delivered a letter in early October to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte.
Aimed at moving the legislation out of Committee to the House of Representatives floor, the letter – signed by NAA President Tim Mast, CAI, AARE, and NAA CEO Hannes Combest, FASAE, CAE – formally requests a hearing on House Bill 6824 – Online Sales Simplicity and Small business Relief Act of 2018.
If passed, the bill would pause any states’ efforts to begin enforcing the collection of interstate sales tax until January 2019. It also would not allow state to retroactively collect interstate sales tax.
The bipartisan bill is the direct result of efforts begun by NAA in September during the 2018 Day on the Hill event.
In full, the letter says:
Dear Chairman Goodlatte,
On behalf of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and small businesses throughout the United States, we formally request the House Judiciary Committee hold a hearing on H.R. 6824 – Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.
Since the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court ruling, 32 states have active or pending legislation that allows for non-uniform standards, including differing effective dates, varied exemptions, and collection of retroactive sales tax.