Cicilline Statement on South Dakota v. Wayfair

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:


“Today’s decision is a major victory for locally owned businesses, the economic lifeblood our communities. For decades, small and locally owned businesses have withered on the vine because of the internet sales tax loophole that was closed today by the Supreme Court.”


“By providing equal treatment for all businesses and ending a discriminatory tax shelter for remote sellers, the Supreme Court’s decision will significantly reduce state budget shortfalls, providing the revenue that is critical for our communities to invest in infrastructure projects like bridges, roads, and broadband internet access, not to mention important public services like education, health care, and law enforcement. These are projects and services that our communities need to flourish in the 21st Century Economy.”


“As an original cosponsor of the Remote Transaction Parity Act and the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee with jurisdiction over this matter, I look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure that we have a sales tax system that works for everyone.”


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