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Federal—Taxes

  • December 2013: DMAAction Alert urging Congress to protect the charitable tax deduction.
  • November 2013: DMA’s Senior Vice Presidents of Government Affairs Peggy Hudson and Jerry Cerasale led teams on the Hill for the Charitable Giving Coalition’s Hill Day, urging Senators and Representatives to protect the charitable deduction.
  • October 2013: The True Simplification of Taxation Coalition (TRuST), of which DMA is a founding member, released a report entitled, The Real World Challenges in Collecting Multi-State Sales Tax. Written by independent Internet business experts, the report is a direct complaint to the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would require online retailers to comply with nearly 10,000 different tax jurisdictions.
  • April 2013: DMAAction Alert asking members to tell the Senate not to rush the process on the Marketplace Fairness Act.
  • March 2013: Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) filed an amendment to protect the charitable tax deduction, making an important statement that the charitable deduction is unique and must be protected. The amendment was offered during the Senate debate of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget resolution.
  • December 2012: Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Enzi (R-WY), sponsors of the Marketplace Fairness Act, failed in their attempt to attach the Marketplace Fairness Act as an amendment to the annual defense authorization measure.
  • July 2012: DMA announced the creation of the True Simplification of Taxation (TruST) Coalition to fight attempts to pass unfair Internet sales tax requirements in Congress.
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