For Immediate Release - April 30, 2013

Grossman Advocates Main Street Fairness Initiative to Senators

Urges Warren and Cowan to Protect MA Businesses through Internet Sales Tax Legislation

Treasurer Steven Grossman today sent the attached letter to U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mo Cowan, urging them to support bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Richard Durbin and Mike Enzi to allow states to collect taxes on internet sales.

Grossman has said that Massachusetts retailers, which are required to charge a 6.25 percent sales tax, are put at a competitive disadvantage by tax-free internet sales and that collecting the same rate on internet sales in the state would “level the playing field” for a retail industry that employs more than 500,000 people in the Commonwealth.

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Grossman's Letter to Senators Warren and Cowan pdf format of    Grossman's Letter to Senators Warren and Cowan