As you may know, the SBAC has been working with Senator Durbinâ€™s office on the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 336). This solidly bi-partisan legislation will bring fairness to small business retailers and provide much needed revenue to states â€“ all without adding to the federal deficit, creating new taxes or increasing existing taxes. This legislation will allow our local businesses to compete with larger companies, outside Illinois, whose customers are not burdened with the Illinois sales tax. Moreover, this legislation will raise approximately a billion dollars in revenue for Illinois alone without raising taxes. That revenue would be extremely valuable to Illinois, which struggles with fiscal concerns that include rising taxes and underfunded government programs.
We are asking our members to please take a few minutes to reach out to these legislators because they need to hear from us! Contact the leadership of the Senate Finance Committee and encourage the leadership to bring the Marketplace Fairness Act up for a vote. You can reach Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) at 202-224-2651 or through his email contact form. You can reach Ranking Member Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) at 202-224-5251 or through his email contact form.
Contact Senator Mark Kirk to encourage him to support passage of this important piece of bi-partisan legislation. Senator Kirk can be reached at 202-224-2854 or through his email contact form.
For more information on the Marketplace Fairness Act, click here.