BTW Articles

31 May

Associations Urge Governors to Support Federal Sales Tax Fairness Legislation

This week, a coalition of 17 trade associations representing independent businesses, including ABA, urged the governors of the 45 states that collect sales tax to support federal sales tax fairness bills under consideration in the House and  Senate.

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13 Sep

Publishers Work on E-Book Agreements Under DOJ Settlement

With last week’s federal court order entering as final judgment the Department of Justice’s e-book pricing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, the three publishers are working on agreements to replace the agency model for e-books.

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19 Nov

Small Business Majority, ABA Co-Sponsor Webinar on Tax Policy & Small Businesses

The Small Business Majority, the American Booksellers Association, and other organizations and companies are co-sponsoring a free webinar, “The Fiscal Cliff: What it Means for Your Bottom Line.

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31 May

Amazon to Collect NJ Sales Tax Starting July 2013

On May 30, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that that the state had come to an agreement with Amazon.com that will have the retailer begin collecting and remitting state sales tax in exchange for opening two new warehouses in New Jersey.

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13 Sep

Amazon to Begin Collecting California Sales Tax September 15

Beginning this Saturday, California consumers who shop at Amazon.com will notice a big change when they go to the checkout page to pay for their orders: the online retailer will be collecting sales tax on their orders.

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06 Jun

ABA’s Annual Meeting & Town Hall: Finding Opportunity in Tumultuous Times

Topics of discussion at this year’s ABA Membership Meeting and Town Hall included the Justice Department actions regarding the agency model, tests of new business models, and the importance of finding a new e-book solution for ABA members.

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20 Sep

Judge Issues Preliminary Approval of States’ $69 Million E-Book Settlement

This week, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote issued an order preliminarily approving the e-book pricing settlements between 49 states and Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.

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14 Jun

Iowa Governor Calls for Federal Sales Tax Fairness

This week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) urged his state’s U.S. senators to support the Marketplace Fairness Act, federal legislation that would allow states to require remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax in the state.

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20 Sep

Editorials Nationwide Call for Sales Tax Fairness

As the U.S. Congress headed back to work in September following its August recess, sales tax fairness once again became a hot topic. Along with myriad reports that Amazon.com finally began collecting sales tax for online sales in Pennsylvania and California, a number of newspapers nationwide published op-eds and editorials calling on Congress to pass sales tax fairness legislation. Here’s a look at a few editorials of note.

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27 Jun

Amazon and Subsidiaries to Begin Collecting Texas Sales Tax

On Sunday, July 1, under the parameters of a deal struck with the Texas comptroller’s office, Amazon.com will begin collecting and remitting sales tax to Texas for purchases made by state residents from Amazon and its many subsidiaries.

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