Will brick and mortar retailers see more marketplace fairness in the near future?

Just a quick HFA Government Relations update- a big one.

South Dakota is expected to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking for the case (Quill v. North Dakota) to be heard, and in turn, overturn the physical presence rule. Given the gridlock in Congress with respect to Marketplace Fairness legislation, establishing a national framework for online sales tax collection, this presents the most immediate opportunity for fairness for brick and mortar retailers. The HFA has joined with peer industry groups in drafting an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court hearing the case. Many industry/retail groups are expected to file briefs in support as well.

Are there any government affairs or issues impacting your business that you’d like to see more coverage on? Please send your inquiries to Lisa Casinger, HFA Government Relations Liasion, at lcasinger@myhfa.org.

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