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S. 2609 - Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act

Taxation. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Amendments:
3 proposed amendments. View amendments 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act

S. 2609 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act
  • Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act
Sponsor
Michael B. Enzi
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Internet and video services
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • State and local government operations
  • State and local taxation
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
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Major Actions
Introduced7/15/2014
Amendments (3 proposed)
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/15/2014
7/15/2014Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
7/15/2014Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar7/16/2014Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
7/16/2014
7/16/2014Senate amendment submitted
7/16/2014
7/16/2014Senate amendment submitted
7/16/2014
7/16/2014Senate amendment submitted
11/12/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
11/12/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 3560Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]July 16, 2014Offered on July 15, 2014.

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S. Amdt. 3561Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]July 16, 2014Offered on July 15, 2014.

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S. Amdt. 3562Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]July 16, 2014Offered on July 15, 2014.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

23 Organizations Supported and 17 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act

23 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Independent Media Stores
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
American Booksellers Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
American Independent Business Alliance
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
Government Finance Officers Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 29). NLC Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National League of Cities.
Independent Running Retailer Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
Independent We Stand
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
International City/County Management Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 29). NLC Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National League of Cities.
International Council of Shopping Centers
Jesse Tron (2014, July 16). America’s Shopping Centers Support the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from ICSC.
Jewelers of America
Michelle Graff (2014, July 17). Senate Revives Internet Sales Tax Bill. National Jeweler. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from http://www.nationaljeweler.com/majors/public-policy-issues/Senate-revives-Inter-4847.shtml.
National Association of Counties
undersigned organizations (2014, July 29). NLC Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National League of Cities.
National Association of Electrical Distributors
NAED (2014, July 17). NAED and the Marketplace Fairness Coalition Urge Action on E-fairness . Retrieved July 18, 2014, from NAED.
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
undersigned organizations (2014, July 29). NLC Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National League of Cities.
National Bicycle Dealers Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
National League of Cities 
undersigned organizations (2014, July 29). NLC Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National League of Cities.
National Retail Federation
Stephen E. Schatz (2014, July 16). Retailers Applaud Introduction of the Marketplace and Internet Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from NRF.
National Sporting Goods Association
NSGA (2014, July 16). NSGA Advocacy Update - Summer 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from NSGA.
North American Retail Hardware Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
Real Diaper Industry Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
Record Store Day
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Jason Brewer (2014, July 16). Retailers Urge Passage of Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from RILA.
Soccer Dealer Association
undersigned organizations (2014, July 18). AIB Groups Urge Senate to Pass Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Independent Business Advocates.
U.S. Conference of Mayors
undersigned organizations (2014, July 29). NLC Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National League of Cities.

17 organizations opposed this bill

American Commitment
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Americans for Prosperity
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Americans for Tax Reform
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Campaign for Liberty
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Citizens Against Government Waste
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Ken Kurokawa (2014, July 17). Senate Should Pass Clean Extension of Internet Tax Moratorium. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from CCIA.
Digital Liberty
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
FreedomWorks
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Heartland Institute
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Heritage Action for America
Jason Yaworske (2014, June 17). Harry Reid: Taxing the Internet. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from Heritage Action.
Institute for Policy Innovation
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Less Government
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
NetChoice
Paul Demery (2014, July 17). Congress Takes Action on Two New Bills on Internet Taxes. Internet Retailer. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/07/17/congress-takes-action-two-new-bills-internet-taxes.
R Street Institute
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
undersigned organizations (2014, September 8). An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act!. Retrieved September 29, 2014, from Heartland Institute.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,728$23,050
Kelly AyotteRNH$91,767$150,088
Tammy BaldwinDWI$145,938$10,250
John BarrassoRWY$48,309$30,300
Mark BegichDAK$133,276$12,874
Michael F. BennetDCO$192,335$23,600
Richard BlumenthalDCT$108,900$8,650
Roy BluntRMO$158,900$123,432
Cory A. BookerDNJ$178,610$53,950
John BoozmanRAR$42,250$42,995
Barbara BoxerDCA$220,970$51,305
Sherrod BrownDOH$219,420$11,250
Richard BurrRNC$125,083$65,400
Maria CantwellDWA$130,900$22,312
Ben CardinDMD$52,599$8,446
Tom CarperDDE$40,134$17,460
Bob CaseyDPA$85,191$11,050
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,250$5,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$61,900$56,000
Tom CoburnROK$9,750$84,843
William Thad CochranRMS$71,191$8,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$69,200$33,150
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$103,776$28,300
Bob CorkerRTN$113,580$42,182
John CornynRTX$72,220$146,348
Mike CrapoRID$33,500$11,520
Ted CruzRTX$69,410$1,626,762
Joe DonnellyDIN$68,586$3,000
Dick DurbinDIL$152,936$15,700
Mike EnziRWY$65,900$5,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$106,583$23,039
Deb FischerRNE$53,550$186,471
Jeff FlakeRAZ$72,675$1,341,489
Al FrankenDMN$118,526$10,150
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$271,359$79,624
Lindsey GrahamRSC$87,370$57,588
Chuck GrassleyRIA$50,100$55,726
Kay R. HaganDNC$147,225$39,858
Tom HarkinDIA$27,750$1,250
Orrin G. HatchRUT$105,100$87,281
Martin HeinrichDNM$125,875$4,519
Heidi HeitkampDND$69,754$5,750
Dean HellerRNV$73,979$161,337
Mazie K. HironoDHI$77,886$2,500
John HoevenRND$77,450$19,500
Jim InhofeROK$28,485$48,175
Johnny IsaksonRGA$105,250$47,050
Mike JohannsRNE$3,250$5,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$70,476$155,707
Tim JohnsonDSD$3,750$0
Tim KaineDVA$310,766$16,475
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$25,650$1,500
Mark KirkRIL$154,177$179,799
Amy KlobucharDMN$106,783$12,898
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$184,267$19,560
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$34,450$20,820
Mike LeeRUT$16,480$112,617
Carl LevinDMI$250$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$80,000$12,666
Ed MarkeyDMA$131,223$21,452
John McCainRAZ$110,111$197,819
Claire McCaskillDMO$178,604$28,406
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$208,250$346,974
Bob MenéndezDNJ$207,905$17,272
Jeff MerkleyDOR$76,333$28,925
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$42,350$3,400
Jerry MoranRKS$51,950$13,262
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$77,475$7,150
Chris MurphyDCT$108,912$26,250
Patty MurrayDWA$217,570$118,848
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$150,740$17,909
Rand PaulRKY$77,420$483,411
Rob PortmanROH$218,700$171,677
Mark L. PryorDAR$157,383$25,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$45,950$1,000
Harry ReidDNV$269,828$57,247
Jim RischRID$32,908$66,702
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$54,150$113,717
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,500$4,500
Marco RubioRFL$132,631$1,091,959
Bernie SandersIVT$21,975$4,690
Brian SchatzDHI$61,750$2,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$130,250$27,484
Tim ScottRSC$68,950$278,662
Jeff SessionsRAL$25,800$5,200
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$101,581$18,050
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$40,825$4,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$48,150$13,921
Jon TesterDMT$153,805$11,516
John ThuneRSD$76,151$238,601
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$110,508$1,525,050
Mark UdallDCO$218,153$22,450
Tom UdallDNM$94,583$14,250
David VitterRLA$50,350$153,026
John E. WalshDMT$43,925$1,250
Mark R. WarnerDVA$149,758$39,047
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$351,846$46,225
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,632$12,576
Roger F. WickerRMS$34,250$10,750
Ron WydenDOR$81,113$47,993

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,728$23,050
Kelly AyotteRNH$91,767$150,088
Tammy BaldwinDWI$145,938$10,250
John BarrassoRWY$48,309$30,300
Mark BegichDAK$133,276$12,874
Michael F. BennetDCO$192,335$23,600
Richard BlumenthalDCT$108,900$8,650
Roy BluntRMO$158,900$123,432
Cory A. BookerDNJ$178,610$53,950
John BoozmanRAR$42,250$42,995
Barbara BoxerDCA$220,970$51,305
Sherrod BrownDOH$219,420$11,250
Richard BurrRNC$125,083$65,400
Maria CantwellDWA$130,900$22,312
Ben CardinDMD$52,599$8,446
Tom CarperDDE$40,134$17,460
Bob CaseyDPA$85,191$11,050
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,250$5,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$61,900$56,000
Tom CoburnROK$9,750$84,843
William Thad CochranRMS$71,191$8,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$69,200$33,150
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$103,776$28,300
Bob CorkerRTN$113,580$42,182
John CornynRTX$72,220$146,348
Mike CrapoRID$33,500$11,520
Ted CruzRTX$69,410$1,626,762
Joe DonnellyDIN$68,586$3,000
Dick DurbinDIL$152,936$15,700
Mike EnziRWY$65,900$5,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$106,583$23,039
Deb FischerRNE$53,550$186,471
Jeff FlakeRAZ$72,675$1,341,489
Al FrankenDMN$118,526$10,150
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$271,359$79,624
Lindsey GrahamRSC$87,370$57,588
Chuck GrassleyRIA$50,100$55,726
Kay R. HaganDNC$147,225$39,858
Tom HarkinDIA$27,750$1,250
Orrin G. HatchRUT$105,100$87,281
Martin HeinrichDNM$125,875$4,519
Heidi HeitkampDND$69,754$5,750
Dean HellerRNV$73,979$161,337
Mazie K. HironoDHI$77,886$2,500
John HoevenRND$77,450$19,500
Jim InhofeROK$28,485$48,175
Johnny IsaksonRGA$105,250$47,050
Mike JohannsRNE$3,250$5,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$70,476$155,707
Tim JohnsonDSD$3,750$0
Tim KaineDVA$310,766$16,475
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$25,650$1,500
Mark KirkRIL$154,177$179,799
Amy KlobucharDMN$106,783$12,898
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$184,267$19,560
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$34,450$20,820
Mike LeeRUT$16,480$112,617
Carl LevinDMI$250$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$80,000$12,666
Ed MarkeyDMA$131,223$21,452
John McCainRAZ$110,111$197,819
Claire McCaskillDMO$178,604$28,406
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$208,250$346,974
Bob MenéndezDNJ$207,905$17,272
Jeff MerkleyDOR$76,333$28,925
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$42,350$3,400
Jerry MoranRKS$51,950$13,262
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$77,475$7,150
Chris MurphyDCT$108,912$26,250
Patty MurrayDWA$217,570$118,848
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$150,740$17,909
Rand PaulRKY$77,420$483,411
Rob PortmanROH$218,700$171,677
Mark L. PryorDAR$157,383$25,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$45,950$1,000
Harry ReidDNV$269,828$57,247
Jim RischRID$32,908$66,702
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$54,150$113,717
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,500$4,500
Marco RubioRFL$132,631$1,091,959
Bernie SandersIVT$21,975$4,690
Brian SchatzDHI$61,750$2,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$130,250$27,484
Tim ScottRSC$68,950$278,662
Jeff SessionsRAL$25,800$5,200
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$101,581$18,050
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$40,825$4,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$48,150$13,921
Jon TesterDMT$153,805$11,516
John ThuneRSD$76,151$238,601
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$110,508$1,525,050
Mark UdallDCO$218,153$22,450
Tom UdallDNM$94,583$14,250
David VitterRLA$50,350$153,026
John E. WalshDMT$43,925$1,250
Mark R. WarnerDVA$149,758$39,047
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$351,846$46,225
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,632$12,576
Roger F. WickerRMS$34,250$10,750
Ron WydenDOR$81,113$47,993

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Civil servant/public employee$4,818,290
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,635,666
Hardware & building materials stores$1,168,350
Retail trade$888,262
Apparel & accessory stores$737,282
Small business associations$313,877
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$270,876
Public official (elected or appointed)$116,172
Electrical Supply$92,948
Municipal & county government organizations$250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,043,639
Computer manufacture & services$986,401
Vendors$643,747
Fiscal & tax policy$48,650
Human Rights$39,250
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