NAA helps get bill drafted to assist auction industry after South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.
The following message was sent to NAA members on September 19, 2018, to encourage them to contact their U.S. Representatives in support of H.R. 6824:
Recently, NAA requested information from you to support efforts in drafting legislation that could help many NAA members who sell and ship assets across state lines. Last Friday night, the bill was released to the House Judiciary Committee: H.R. 6824 - To prohibit States from retroactively imposing a sales tax collection duty on a remote seller, and for other purposes.
This bill mandates that states wait until January 1, 2019, before they can begin forcing the collection of interstate sales tax. In addition, it establishes a nationwide, uniform, small-business threshold and would not allow states to retroactively collect interstate sales tax.
Now, we need your Congressional representative's assistance.
Please contact your Congressional representative and tell him or her that you would like them to cosponsor the bill. If you have their email address, use it. If not, here's how to email:
1) Go to https://democracy.io.
2) Enter your address.
3) Choose your U.S. Representative.
4) Copy and paste the message below into your email.
5) Copy and paste this line into the subject: "Help me! Support H.R. Bill 6824"
6) Select "Taxation" or another similar topic in the drop down menus.
7) Send your emails.
After you email today, follow up with a call to them by Friday, Sept. 21. The call is very important! (You can find their contact information here).
Thank you for doing your part in strengthening and defending the NAA and auction industry. Every effort counts!
Tim Mast, CAI, AARE
COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR EMAIL
As your constituent and a member of the National Auctioneers Association, I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor H.R. 6824. This bipartisan bill: establishes a uniform start date for interstate tax collection as of January 1, 2019; restricts the retroactive collection of interstate sales tax; and provides for a uniform, nationwide, small-business threshold.
Since the Wayfair ruling, states have been implementing legislation that allows for non-uniform standards, including differing effective dates, varied exemptions, and collection of retroactive sales tax. Congress has the power to ensure that states do not place undue burdens on interstate commerce. H.R.6824 would require states to pause and collectively adopt interstate tax regulations that minimize the burden on small business compliance.
Without the passage of this bill or similar protective legislation, small businesses like mine may suffer catastrophic damage, both to our ability to serve interstate customers and to survive overall. Please help me by co-sponsoring or supporting H.R.6824.