WASHINGTON, DC, September 14, 2018 – The American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) and the catalog marketers and other remote merchants it represents praise Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who along with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018 yesterday.

The US Supreme Court’s misguided June 21st ruling against remote sellers and customers all across America in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. left vibrant catalog and e-commerce merchants scrambling for answers and solutions on how to collect sales taxes from more than 10,000 different jurisdictions in 46 states nationwide. Rep. Sensenbrenner’s bill largely helps them by addressing retroactivity, state implementation dates, and obligations for small sellers.

“This bill is a good start for our members to gain greater clarity on how to function in a post-Wayfair environment,” said ACMA President & Executive Director Hamilton Davison. “We urge the full House and Senate to pass this bill and for the president to sign it into law immediately.”

“Without the provisions this bill calls for, our members face a very uncertain future,” Davison said. “Further legislation is necessary to enable catalogers and e-commerce merchants to effectively and affordably continue to do business nationally, but this bill is an excellent step in the right direction.”

For the full text of the bill, click here. For further details about the bill, click here.


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