Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Webber’s sales tax fairness plan signed into law
RELEASE|December 12, 2019

Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills issued the following statement today after Gov. Whitmer signed his legislation to provide sales tax fairness related to retail sales — regardless of whether the retailer is operating inside or outside of Michigan:

“Local stores have been required to collect sales tax from their customers for a long, long time. It’s only fair that out-of-state sellers should be required to do the same. This practice levels the playing field by eliminating a built-in competitive disadvantage for Michigan retailers, and that is good for our economy. This is in no way a ‘new’ tax – it’s simply a fairness issue related to an existing tax, and putting existing practice into Michigan law.”


The legislation: House Bills 4540-4543.


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