BTW Articles

03 Jan

Sales Tax Roundup: Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Three More States

On January 1, Amazon began collecting and remitting sales tax on in-state purchases in Iowa, Louisiana, and Nebraska.

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19 Dec

Advocates for Independent Business Holds First Summit in D.C.

How to ensure that the voice of indie businesses is heard on both the national and local levels was the focus at the first Advocates for Independent Business Summit, held last week in Washington, D.C.

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20 Dec

New York Times Op-Ed Contributor: Time Has Come for Honest Conversation About Digital Monopolies

New York Times op-ed contributor Jonathan Taplin calls into question the market dominance of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon, especially in comparison to the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger.

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20 Dec

Sales Tax Roundup: Colorado, Tennessee, Utah

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case regarding the constitutionality of Colorado’s use tax law; in Tennessee and Utah, sales tax fairness is moving forward.

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19 Dec

Good Jobs First Report: Communities Should Stop Giving Amazon Subsidies

Public officials would be wise to tell Amazon “no deal” when it comes to granting subsidies for opening warehouses in their communities, according to a study released by Good Jobs First.

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07 Dec

Amazon Invisible No More: ILSR Report Garners Widespread Media Coverage

A new ILSR report providing both in-depth details about Amazon’s market dominance and policy recommendations to address its harmful consequences has been featured in newspapers around the country.

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29 Nov

Sales Tax Update: Wyoming and Ohio

Wyoming and Ohio took steps in November to impose a tax on out-of-state businesses that lack a physical presence in the state.

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30 Nov

New Report Provides Analysis on Amazon’s Negative Impact

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides a comprehensive analysis of the negative impact of Amazon’s expansion and growing power — and what can be done to address its dominance.

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28 Nov

Judge Bars Overtime Rule From Going Into Effect on December 1

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a ruling that bars — at least temporarily — the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule from going into effect in all 50 states.

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16 Nov

New DOL Overtime Rule Set to Go Into Effect December 1

Though legal challenges could possibly delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, business owners should be prepared for it to go into effect on December 1.

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