• Internet Sales Tax Passes Senate
  • May 15, 2013
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
  • This week, the Senate voted 69 to 24 to approve internet sales tax legislation - known as the Marketplace Fairness Act. The legislation passed by a wide bipartisan margin, with 46 Democrats joining with 21 Republicans and two independents.

    House supporters of the legislation hoped the strong bipartisan support would push the bill forward in their chamber, however, after the Senate vote Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) threw cold water on those hopes. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Boehner said that he probably couldn’t support the legislation in its current form.

    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over the legislation, said his committee will take a “more thoughtful approach” than the Senate.