Fixing the sales tax loophole is good for California jobs

Today, there is a loophole in state law that is being exploited which hurts small businesses and creates a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace.  Modern commerce has increasingly involved online purchasing; however this current tax loophole has given out-of-state online only retailers an unfair competitive advantage over retailers in our community. As a result, brick-and-mortar small businesses that employ our family members, participate in our communities and are critical to our economy’s recovery are operating at a loss and jobs are at risk.