CEA Calls for Restoring Equality to Retail Tax Collection

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, in response to the Senate and House introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-SD), and Representatives Steve Womack (R-AR), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and John Conyers (D-MI):

“We commend congressional leadership for their commitment to enact legislation that will require all retailers to collect owed sales taxes. Today, brick and mortar retailers must collect owed sales and use taxes, while Internet retailers do so only in limited circumstances. As state budgets are hurting, forcing layoffs of essential public safety employees, now is the time to give states the ability to collect this much needed, and legally due, source of revenue. We urge Congress to act quickly and enact this vital legislation.”

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed, http://twitter.com/ceafeed, http://blog.ce.org/.

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Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association
Laura Hubbard, 703-907-4326
lhubbard@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Grace Ellis, 703-907-5292
gellis@CE.org

Release Summary

Following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, in response to the Senate and House introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act

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Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association
Laura Hubbard, 703-907-4326
lhubbard@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Grace Ellis, 703-907-5292
gellis@CE.org