A few months ago I told you about eBay’s lobbying efforts to stop the Internet Sales Tax that would kill small online entrepreneurs like us. Well the petition seems to be working. Here is a note I got from eBay today:
Dear eBay Seller:
You’re making a difference. In July, we told you about harmful legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would impose complex sales tax collecting requirements on Internet retailers and entrepreneurs, including our eBay sellers. Your response was astounding.
More than 40,000 people signed our petition against H.R. 5660, the so-called, “Main Street Fairness Act.” And Washington heard you.
Congressman Paul Hodes (NH) has introduced a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 1570, calling on Congress to protect Internet entrepreneurs and small businesses from new tax burdens. Now the debate over Internet sales taxes is really heating up, and we need your help more than ever.
Please join our effort to stop the passage of this anti- small business legislation. If you’ve not yet weighed-in with your lawmakers, please sign our petition to support the Hodes Resolution and oppose new Internet tax burdens.
Together we can make a difference!
eBay Government Relations
Petitions are good, but even better is an email to your congressperson. Of course there is going to be such an upset in a couple week, I am not sure who my congressman is going to be. But this could be voted on during the Lame Duck session before the new congress is sworn in, so even if your congressperson loses the election, be sure and email them now.