Mike Belarmino is a senior policy advisor at the Government Finance Officers Association. He previously served as NACo's Associate Legislative Director for Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate General Counsel.
Contact your House and Senate members and urge them to support legislation which would allow counties to enforce their existing sales tax laws regardless of whether a purchase is made in a store, online or through a catalog retailer.
On December 9, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), which NACo opposes as a preemption of state and local taxing authority, was included in the compromise legislation negotiated between the House and Senate on an unrelated trade customs and enforcement bill.
On May 15, 2015, NACo submitted comments on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Notice 2015-16 on the potential approaches for Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 4980l – Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage.