Sales Tax Initiative

    Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Florida

    Amazon.com will be required to collect and remit sales tax in Florida beginning May 1, according to media reports this week. The requirement to collect was part of a real estate deal to build  a 1.1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Hillsborough County.

    Colorado House Passes Sales Tax Fairness Bill

    On April 14, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Marketplace Fairness & Small Business Protection Act, a bill that would require remote retailers with nexus in the state to collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by Colorado residents.

    ABA Goes to Washington in Support of Sales Tax Fairness

    ABA recently met with the staff of six U.S. representatives on the House Committee on the Judiciary to urge them to reach a consensus in support of sales tax fairness legislation.

    House Judiciary Hearing Explores Alternatives to Marketplace Fairness Act

    On  March 12, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary held a full committee hearing on the issue of sales tax fairness. The hearing focused on various ideas for collecting sales tax on remote sales not covered in the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.

    Sales Tax Fairness Hearing Rescheduled Due to Snowstorm

    Due to the snowstorm on March 3 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary hearing on sales tax fairness legislation scheduled for March 4 has been postponed until March 12. The postponement forced ABA to cancel its Advocacy Day planned for March 4.

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    Reminder: Show Your Support for Sales Tax Fairness

    With the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary scheduled to hold a hearing on sales tax fairness on March 4, ABA is calling on booksellers to express their support by creating testimonials and meeting with their representatives at local district offices during the mid-February congressional recess.

    A Call to Action: Show Your Support for Sales Tax Fairness

    With the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary expected to hold a hearing on sales tax fairness sometime in March, ABA is urging members to show their support for this important issue by creating testimonials and meeting with their representatives at local district offices during the mid-February congressional recess.

    Bookseller Testimonials Still Needed in Support of Federal Sales Tax Fairness

    ABA is asking booksellers to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation that would level the playing field for Main Street retailers.

    Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in North Carolina

    On February 1, Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax in North Carolina. The news is not only a victory for sales tax fairness proponents, but also for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Needed: Bookseller Testimonials in Support of Federal Sales Tax Fairness

    ABA is calling on booksellers to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation, which the association will then share with the House Judiciary Committee before legislative hearings on the issue begin.

    Businesses, Organizations Unite in Call for House Chair to Take Up Sales Tax Fairness

    On January 7, some 300 signatories representing more than three million businesses, associations, and organizations wrote to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary, calling for action on sales tax fairness legislation.

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    List of states where Amazon collects sales tax grows; Kate DiCamillo named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Authors Guild files appeal

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    Pennsylvania House pushes Congress toward e-fairness; More consumers to finish holiday shopping online; National Book Foundation calls for Innovations in Reading nominations; Candlewick reaches out to teens through E-Volt Tumblr; Making Information Pay conference to co-locate with Digital Publishing Forum at BEA

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    Print books still preferred by readers; Court rejects booksellers’ DRM suit against Amazon, publishers; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selects The Invention of Wings; Amazon to collect sales tax in Tennessee and Nevada; Charles Taylor Prize renamed, award added; Changes in Ingram Publisher Services’ leadership

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