Poll finds Georgians against online sales tax bill
The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank, worked with the National Taxpayers Union on the poll.
Christian Camara, the institute’s state affairs director, said he sympathizes with small brick-and-mortar business owners worried about losing out to online retailers who don’t have to collect sales taxes on the merchandise they sell to out-of-state customers.
But Camara said the proposed legislation would create a bookkeeping burden that would severely hamper all but the largest businesses that rely on online sales.
“If you’re a small- to medium [company] that transacts most of its business online, you’re going to have to change the system you have to comply with the law,” he said. “It could be quite a drain on resources, even a disincentive to get into business.”