Issues & Advocacy

Tax reform

NAMM monitors tax reform issues and provides periodic updates on advocacy efforts and pending legislation.  Along with 200 nationwide business organizations, NAMM participates in the Marketplace Fairness Coalition, which advocates for a reasonable fix to interstate commerce and state sales tax collection requirements. NAMM also monitors efforts related to Estate Tax. For up-to-date information on this issue, please visit the IRS Estate Tax website.

February 15, 2016

Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Mitch McConnell have reached an agreement that would allow the Senate to consider the Marketplace Fairness A...

December 22, 2015

Included in the omnibus budget and tax reform legislation passed by Congress just before heading home for a holiday recess is a provision making permanent Section 179 in the Internal Revenue Code, which allows certain small business expense (i.e., immediately write off) certain capital expenditur...

June 19, 2015

Representative Jason Chaffetz has introduced H.R. 2775, also known as the Remote Transactions Parity Act.

June 3, 2015

The issue of whether current tax laws favor online retailers over small businesses continues to be debated on Capitol Hill.

March 16, 2015

On January 12, 2015 New York Assemblyman Joseph Lentol introduced bill A1465-2015 designed to help the music industry.

March 9, 2015

The United States Supreme Court unanimously held in Direct Marketing Association v.

February 9, 2015

Last month the Marketplace Fairness Coalition, of which NAMM is a member of, sent a letter to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary. The letter addresses a draft version of the Online Sales Simplification Act.

September 14, 2014

Today, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of polls conducted in California, Louisiana, Neveda, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin on Marketplace Fairness.