SB140 is tax legislation directed at internet sales by out-of-state sellers. It would impose an Arkansas sales and use tax on the items you purchase on the internet from out-of-state sellers (such as Amazon) and require the seller to collect the tax. Supporters say it is not a new tax. WHAT?
If it is not a new tax -Why are they passing a new law?
If it is not a new tax -Why is it going to cost you more money?
If it is not a new tax – Why are they creating a new category of tax called a “sales and use tax” when Arkansas already has a “sales tax” AND a “use tax”?
If it is not a new tax – Why is it specifically being applied to your purchases from a seller “that does not have a physical presence in this state”?
If it is not a new tax – Why don’t they just enforce what we have?
ANSWER: IT IS A NEW TAX!
The Arkansas Senate passed SB140 and sent it to the Arkansas House of Representatives for approval.
Is your state Representative supporting the new tax?
The bill next goes the House Revenue and Tax Committee. Here are the members of the committee. (click on name for contact information).
Chair: Representative Joe Jett
Vice-Chair: Representative Joe Farrer
Representative Eddie L. Armstrong
Representative Scott Baltz
Representative Ken Bragg
Representative Charlie Collins
Representative Jim Dotson
Representative Dan M. Douglas
Representative Les Eaves
Representative Kenneth B. Ferguson
Representative Vivian Flowers
Representative Michael John Gray
Representative Kim Hendren
Representative Monte Hodges
Representative Bob Johnson
Representative Greg Leding
Representative Reginald Murdock
Representative Warwick Sabin
Representative Les Warren
Representative Danny Watson