Reminder: Show Your Support for Sales Tax Fairness

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With the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary scheduled to hold a hearing on sales tax fairness sometime on Tuesday, March 4, the American Booksellers Association is calling on booksellers to show support for this important issue by creating testimonials and meeting with their representative at their local district office during the mid-February congressional recess.

Beginning the week of February 17, members of Congress will be back home in their districts, which provides a great opportunity for booksellers to meet face to face with their U.S. representative to discuss the importance of sales tax fairness.

The American Booksellers Association is also asking bookseller members to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation that would level the playing field for Main Street retailers. Booksellers who wish to provide written or video testimonials should focus on one of two things: Why we need to level the playing field so that all businesses can compete fairly; or how easy it is to integrate and use web-based sales tax collection software, if the business is using integration software. For more information about creating a testimonial, click here.

To submit a testimonial booksellers can e-mail Dave Grogan, who will then forward it to the Judiciary Committee staff. Booksellers should also send their testimony to their own members of Congress.

Booksellers who have questions regarding sales tax fairness or about creating a testimonial should contact Grogan via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7562.