BTW Articles

05 Dec

White House Delays Online SHOP Enrollment Again

Late last week, the White House announced that it was delaying by one year online enrollment in the federally operated Small Business Health Options (SHOP) health insurance exchanges.

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25 Nov

Health Care Reform in the News

As the White House continues to address problems on the Affordable Care Act website, local health care navigators have told Reuters that they are seeing gradual improvements on HealthCare.gov.

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21 Nov

BusinessWeek Op-Ed Urges Sales Tax Fairness

In a November 22 BusinessWeek op-ed, the co-chairs of Advocates for Independent Business, ASTRA’s  Kathleen McHugh and ABA’s Oren Teicher, urge the U.S. House of Representatives to consider the issue of sales tax fairness and “act swiftly to tackle it.”

 
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21 Nov

SBA Report Analyzes Sales Tax Fairness Issue

Uneven sales tax collection has helped online retailers at the expense of Main Street retailers, according to the study “An Analysis of Internet Sales Taxation and the Small-Seller Exemption,” released this week by the Small Business Administration.

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21 Nov

Fact Sheet Examines How USPS Differs From a Traditional Private Enterprise

In response to the news that Amazon has struck an exclusive deal with the USPS, ABA has published a fact sheet for members that provides important details pertaining to how the postal service differs from a traditional private enterprise.

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14 Nov

Amazon and USPS Strike Deal for Sunday Delivery

On Monday, November 11, Amazon.com announced that it had struck a deal with the United States Postal Service that will enable the online retailer to offer Amazon Prime customers Sunday delivery in certain areas. ABA CEO Oren Teicher called the move disconcerting and said,  “The postal service’s role is not to pick favorites among competitors.”

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06 Nov

Show Your Support With Sales Tax Fairness Window Clings

In the September Red Box, ABA members received a sales tax fairness window cling that can be easily displayed on a storefront window or any glass surface.

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29 Oct

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Maryland and Massachusetts

As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to consider the issue of sales tax fairness, the list of states in which Amazon is collecting, or will collect, sales tax is growing.

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24 Oct

Health Care Reform for Bookstores With Locations in More than One State

While the rollout of HealthCare.gov continues, bookstore owners with locations in more than one state can explore a couple of options for employee coverage.

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24 Oct

Illinois Court Rules Affiliate Nexus Law Violates Internet Tax Freedom Act

The Supreme Court of the State of Illinois has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the state’s affiliate nexus law is invalid. The Performance Marketing Association, whose members include Amazon.com, challenged the state law in 2011, contending it unfairly targeted affiliates and arbitrarily broadened the definition of nexus.

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