The congressman is in a unique position to construct a fair system for online sales collections.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte has a wonkish respect for the complexities involved in making major changes to tax law. For that reason, he’s been hesitant to sign on in support of legislation that would require larger online businesses to collect sales taxes, as their bricks and mortar counterparts must do.
But Goodlatte also is meticulous about keeping in touch with his constituents in Virginia’s 6th District. Business leaders in the Roanoke Valley and beyond have been clear and consistent in their support for the Marketplace Fairness Act.