One of the biggest issues discussed at the League’s 83rd Convention in June was the issue of Internet sales tax collection. We are imploring Governor Asa Hutchinson to call a Special Session in order to pass legislation facilitating the collection of the existing Internet sales tax.
With Amazon’s voluntary collection, many cities and towns have seen a sizable increase in May’s sales tax receipts over last May’s receipts.
During Resolutions Committee meetings, the League distributed copies of a sample resolution on “Creating a Fair and Free Market” for all businesses in Arkansas. We urged and are continuing to urge our member cities to pass this resolution and send a copy of their adopted resolution to the Governor’s Office, to your local legislators and to the League.
For those of you that may need a copy of the sample resolution, it is linked here for your convenience.
If you have further questions, please call League Executive Director Don Zimmerman at (501) 374-3484.
The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose: