On Wednesday, May 4, Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy signed a state budget into law that includes an affiliate nexus provision requiring remote retailers with broad networks of online affiliates in the state to collect and remit sales tax.
Michelle Ahlmer, executive director of the Arizona Retailers Association, discusses the hard work that resulted in Arizona sales tax fairness legislation making significant progress this year, as well as the prospects for next year.
ABA is asking member bookstores in South Carolina to call senators in both their store and home districts to urge them to vote “No” on S. 808, a bill that would provide Amazon.com and QVC with a five-year sales tax exemption.
It is shaping up to be a notable year for sales tax fairness, as more states introduce, pass, or sign sales tax fairness legislation into law despite threats by Amazon.com and Overstock.com to terminate sales affiliates or close warehouses.
George Skelton, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, believes that Amazon.com and other online sellers that have affiliates in the state of California should be paying sales tax on purchases by in-state residents.
In what is a significant victory for sales tax fairness, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today signed sales tax fairness legislation into law. HB3659 will require remote retailers with broad networks of online affiliates in Illinois to collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Illinois residents.
On Monday, March 7, the California Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation heard testimony regarding one of several sales tax equity bills expected to be introduced this legislative session. Speakers at the hearing included NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon.
The national fight for sales tax equity garnered prominent media attention this week, even as Amazon.com threatened to terminate its affiliate marketers in California should the state pass e-fairness legislation.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.