BTW Articles

03 Jan

Sales Tax Fairness Punted to 2013 Congressional Session

Despite the aggressive efforts of proponents, the 112th session of Congress closed without a vote on sales tax fairness legislation. Sponsors of the Marketplace Fairness Act are now focusing on passage in the new session of Congress.

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05 Mar

Healthcare Reform Webinar March 26: Register Today

Booksellers looking to find out more about how the Affordable Care Act will affect their businesses are encouraged to sign up for a free healthcare reform webinar hosted by the Small Business Majority and ABA.

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09 Jan

Small Business Tax Incentives Included in Fiscal Cliff Deal

SBA Administrator Karen Mills notes that tax incentives included in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, better known as the “fiscal cliff deal,” provide small businesses with “some really good news.”

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06 Mar

Swipe Fee Settlement Recommendation Forthcoming

ABA is encouraging members to hold off making any decision on filing the swipe fee settlement notice in the federal antitrust lawsuit over rapidly rising Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees until the association issues a recommendation.

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09 Jan

A Reminder About Healthcare Tax Credits

As tax season approaches, it is important to remember that the Affordable Care Act includes small business tax credits that could help your business.

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06 Mar

ABA Urges Members to Reach Out to Federal Legislators

ABA is encouraging booksellers to ask their federal lawmakers to support the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, legislation that would give states the authority to require remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by customers in their state.

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17 Jan

Indie Impact National Summary: Indies Give Back Over Three Times as Much as Chains

Communities as different as Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Louisville, Kentucky, have at least one thing in common: Their independent businesses recirculate a substantially greater proportion of their revenues back into the local economy than do their chain competitors.

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14 Mar

ABA Opposes Closed Generic Domains

ABA has submitted public comments to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to oppose the selling of closed generic TLDs, which would allow companies to secure exclusive rights to domains such as .read or .author.

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24 Jan

Digital Book World: Closing the Discovery Gap

Among the topics put forth at morning sessions on Thursday, January 17, at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo were a discussion on how Kobo is helping independent bookstores reach the e-book market and a look at consumers’ attitudes toward e-books and how they’ve changed over the course of just a few years.

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30 May

Booksellers Asked to Contact Lawmakers in Support of E-Fairness

ABA is encouraging its members to reach out to their state governors and federal lawmakers in support of sales tax fairness legislation currently under consideration in the U.S. House and Senate.

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