Advocacy

09 Nov

ABA Hails Introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act

ABA welcomed this week’s introduction in the Senate of the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would provide states with authorization to require remote sellers to collect and remit state sales tax, as an important step toward a national sales tax fairness solution.

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08 Nov

ABFFE Survey Seeks Banned Books Week Suggestions

To help plan next year’s 30th anniversary celebration of Banned Books Week, ABFFE is asking booksellers to complete a brief online survey.

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19 Oct

New Study Finds Thriving Small Businesses Lift Real Estate Values

A new study prepared for American Express OPEN by Civic Economics has found that in neighborhoods with thriving independent businesses home values outperformed citywide markets by 50 percent over the last 14 years.

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13 Oct

ABA to Hold Sales Tax Fairness Advocacy Day in D.C. November 2

ABA announced this week that it is inviting independent association executives and independent business advocacy groups and their members to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of a national sales tax fairness solution.

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13 Oct

New Federal Sales Tax Fairness Legislation Introduced

This week, a coalition of small businesses joined Rep. Jackie Speier and Rep. Steve Womack in Washington, D.C., for the introduction of the Marketplace Equity Act.

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13 Oct

ABA and Civic Economics Partner for Indie Impact Study Series

ABA has entered into a new partnership with Civic Economics that will enable 10 communities with an active ABA member bookstore to work directly with Civic Economics at a reduced rate to create a customized study examining the economic benefits of local, independent retailers.

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13 Oct

Banned Books Read-Out and Auction Are Big Hits

 The 29th annual celebration of Banned Books Week set a record for the number of readings from banned books and brought a successful conclusion to a three-week auction of children’s art by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

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06 Oct

Deal With Amazon Leaves Tennessee Businesses at Competitive Disadvantage

Tennessee has become the latest state to negotiate an agreement with Amazon.com that would postpone the date by which the online retailer must collect state sales tax.

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29 Sep

Study Shows Sales Tax Inequity’s Impact on New Jersey

According to a study released this week, New Jersey lost $171 million in non-collected sales and use tax on business-to-consumer Internet purchases of goods and services from out-of-state vendors in 2009.

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28 Sep

SBA Lends at Record Levels

Since the enactment of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the U.S. Small Business Administration has been lending at record levels. Booksellers can learn about SBA’s loan programs and more at the upcoming regional trade shows.

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23 Sep

California Governor Signs Amended Sales Tax Fairness Bill

On Friday, September 23, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an amended sales tax fairness bill that was the result of a last-minute deal California lawmakers made with Amazon.com.

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22 Sep

Banned Books Week Auction Enters Final Week

With the start of Banned Books Week on Saturday, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s auction of original children’s book art will enter its final week on eBay.

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22 Sep

Michigan Lawmakers Introduce Sales Tax Fairness Legislation

On Tuesday, Michigan state representatives Eileen Kowall (R) and Jim Ananich (D) joined with bricks-and-mortar retailers, including Matt Norcross of McLean & Eakin Booksellers, at a press event to introduce the Michigan Main Street Fairness Act.

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22 Sep

Tennessee Study Projects Sales Tax Inequity to Cost More Than 10,000 Jobs

A new study released this week estimates that over the next five years, the failure of remote, online retailers to collect sales tax will cost the state of Tennessee more than 10,000 jobs and about $3 billion in revenue.

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15 Sep

Booksellers Urged to Action in Support of Main Street Fairness

ABA is urging members to contact their senators and governor in support of the Main Street Fairness Act, which was introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin in late July. A template letter that can be adapted and sent is available.

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