LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Michigan retailers, including tire dealerships and automotive service centers, are pleased with the state's new Main Street Fairness Act.
Signed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Jan. 15, the bill is designed to level the playing field for the state's brick-and-mortal retail stores by charging Michigan's 6-percent sales tax on purchases from out-of-state online retailers.
The Main Street Fairness Act goes into effect Oct. 1, according to the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA), which supported passage of the bill. The Michigan Tire Dealers & Vehicle Service Association is a division of the MRA.
“It's not just retail businesses that will benefit from this legislation,” said MRA Board Member Barb Stein at the signing ceremony for the bill. “We are part of the fabric of our local communities, and our communities and our residents are hurt when we are hurt by unfair competition.”