House Committee Reports “Main Street Fairness” Legislation

This morning the House Tax Policy Committee reported House Bills 4202 and 4203, bills that would force more online retailers to collect sales tax at the point of the sale. Current law requires customers to report online sales and pay taxes on those sales, but enforcement is not efficient.

This legislation goes hand in hand with the Marketplace Fairness legislation the League has been supporting at the federal level.

The League supports the legislation as it passed out of committee, and it is now on the House floor awaiting action by the full chamber.

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at