The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law today announced it will hold a hearing on July 25th at 10 am E.T. to discuss the issue of state cross border taxation and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) bill to address it. Rep. Sensenbrenner’s No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 (H.R. 2887) would bar states from imposing collection burdens for sales and use taxes on out-of-state businesses lacking physical presence.
“In recent years,” says Hamilton Davison, President and Executive Director of the American Catalog Mailers Association, a catalog industry advocacy group, “rogue states have attempted to target out of state businesses to comply with onerous tax collection regimes that ran afoul to Supreme Court precedent. We applaud the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for holding this hearing and proposing much-needed solutions like Rep. Sensenbrenner’s No Regulation without Representation Act. It’s a sound piece of legislation that would provide clarity and regulatory relief for remotely-located catalog and e-commerce businesses that sell their products nationally.”
The hearing will be streamed via the House Judiciary Committee’s website.