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Good morning,

There is an artice about this in the December VLCT News, page 4 and 5.
Check it out

Linda Wells
Plainfield


On 10/23/07, Roberta Dana <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>  For all you treasurers that did not received this:  Here is the email
> that was sent to Town Clerks re: HR 3056.  And after taking a deep breath
> and counting to 10 LOL I have reread it and notice that this is a FEDERAL
> tax not a state tax.  So I guess we will work as additional Federal tax
> collectors as well as State Tax Collectors.
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> Roberta Dana
> Town Treasurer & Tax Collector
> Groton, VT
> 802-584-3131
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> *From:* Congressman Peter Welch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> *Sent:* Monday, October 22, 2007 2:28 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* H.R. 3056, the Tax Collection Responsibility Act of 2007, by a
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> October 22, 2007
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> Dear Ms. Nunn,
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> I am writing to let you know that on October 10th the House of
> Representatives passed H.R. 3056, the Tax Collection Responsibility Act of
> 2007, by a vote of 232-173.
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> This legislation postpones until December 31, 2011 the application of a 3
> percent withholding requirement on the payments of goods and services made
> by federal, state and local governments to vendors, contractors, and other
> service providers. (The 3 percent withholding requirement was scheduled to
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> The bill also requires the Secretary of the Treasury to undertake a study
> and report findings back to Congress on issues associated with this
> withholding requirement. The study will include the burdens imposed on small
> businesses as well as the administrative burdens associated with the
> application of the tax withholding to small expenditures for goods and
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> I strongly supported passage of this bill because of the administrative
> burden a withholding requirement would place on local governments,
> especially in making simple small purchases, such as a ream of paper or a
> hammer.  While H.R. 3056 would require a one-year delay in withholding, I
> have also cosponsored H.R. 1023, which would repeal of the requirement
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> I intend to work closely with Senators Leahy and Sanders to ensure that
> this bill is passed by the Senate and signed by the President. And be
> assured that I will continue to be an advocate in Congress for sensible
> partnerships between the federal, state and local governments.
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> Please contact me or my staff (Mary Sprayregen in our Vermont office at
> 802-652-2450 or Carol Hetfield in our Washington office at 202-225-4115) if
> you would like further information on this or other issues affecting
> Vermont's cities, towns and villages. Also, please feel free to share this
> news with interested colleagues.
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> Sincerely,
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> PETER WELCH
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> Member of Congress
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> *To respond to this letter, please visit my website: www.welch.house.gov.
> Replies to this email address will not be received.*
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