Recently the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) passed the US Senate. The bill is currently being considered by the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Bob Goodlatte. If it passes, the MFA will require small businesses like mine to become tax collectors for over 10,000 taxing jurisdictions and it would subject us to audits from 46 states, 6 territories, and over 500 Native American tribal nations. I've been through a sales tax audit in my home state of Pennsylvania and it was one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life. My audit experience is the foremost reason why I helped found the eMainStreet Alliance – a coalition of over 650 small businesses who have joined forces to expose the harm of the MFA.
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Kevin Hickey is CEO of Online Stores Inc., a top 500 Online Retailer he founded with his wife Lisa in 2002. A 16 year veteran of web sites and ecommerce, Kevin Hickey is knowledgeable in all aspects of website development, online marketing, merchandising, product sourcing, and order fulfillment. He manages and directs the company’s marketing, financing, purchasing and website development activities. He has spoken at a number of Internet Retailer conferences on sourcing and marketing subject matter. Kevin Hickey is a leading opponent of the inappropriately named Marketplace Fairness Act. He is a founding member of the eMainStreet Alliance, a group of over 100 retailers including both online and bricks and mortar companies opposed to the Act.