BTW Articles

11 Apr

JOBS Act Provides Access to Capital

Last Thursday, President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, which makes it easier for Main Street small businesses to gain access to capital through crowdfunding.

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11 Apr

Utah Governor Signs Sales Tax Fairness Bill

On Wednesday, April 4, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that requires remote retailers with nexus in Utah via distribution centers or subsidiaries to collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by state residents.

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12 Apr

Court Strikes Down Colorado E-Fairness Law

A U.S. District Court struck down as unconstitutional a sales tax fairness law in Colorado that required out-of-state retailers to either collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Colorado residents or inform their Colorado customers that they owe use tax on any purchase they have made.

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17 Feb

Sales Tax Workshop and ABA Forum Coming to Indianapolis

ABA’s 2011 Spring Forum Tour arrives in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, March 3. The program, presented in conjunction with GLiBA, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Big Hat Books & Arts.

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10 Mar

Victory! Illinois Governor Signs Sales Tax Fairness Bill

In what is a significant victory for sales tax fairness, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today signed sales tax fairness legislation into law. HB3659 will require remote retailers with broad networks of online affiliates in Illinois to collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Illinois residents.

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15 Mar

In Vermont, Arkansas, and Minnesota, Sales Tax Fairness Efforts Pick Up Steam

On the heels of the passage of an affiliate nexus law in Illinois, sales tax fairness bills in Vermont, Arkansas, and Minnesota have had early successes.

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07 Apr

Senate Approves Repeal of Expanded 1099 Reporting Requirement

On Tuesday, April 5, the Senate voted 87 – 12 to fully repeal the expanded 1099 reporting requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The bill, HR 4, now goes to President Obama for his signature.

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07 Apr

Sales Tax Fairness Issue Continues to Heat Up Around Country

It is shaping up to be a notable year for sales tax fairness, as more states introduce, pass, or sign sales tax fairness legislation into law despite threats by and to terminate sales affiliates or close warehouses.

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14 Apr

Booksellers Testify at Sales Tax Fairness Hearings

In the past week, Massachusetts booksellers David Didriksen and Carole Horne and Vermont booksellers Liza Bernard and Chris Morrow participated in hearings in support of sales tax fairness legislation in their respective states.

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