But the hypothetical fear-mongering can’t justify continuing to discriminate against physical stores selling the same goods.
The smallest of online stores would be exempt under the Senate proposal.
The rest, even relatively small ones, should sink or swim without preferential tax treatment.
Anti-tax advocates, meanwhile, object to more tax revenue being collected anywhere, despite the fact that the Senate’s proposal would merely allow states to apply existing policy universally.
The online sales tax loophole perverts states’ tax policies at the cost of revenue that all 50 of them need.
Both Maryland and Virginia, for example, have built transportation plans on the expectation that Congress will act at long last.
Congress shouldn’t keep them waiting.
The Senate should pass its bill, and the House should promptly follow.