Sales Tax Initiative

04 Apr

Amazon Study Reveals Explosive Growth of Third-Party Sales, Sales Tax Avoidance

Prime Numbers, a new report from ABA and Civic Economics, reveals the continuing — and increasing — loss of jobs and essential state and municipal revenue as a result of the growing retail dominance of Amazon.

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16 Jan

Supreme Court Will Take Up E-Fairness Definition

In a significant first step toward potentially leveling the playing field for all retailers, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to consider a case that would change the legal obligation of online retailers regarding collecting sales tax.

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14 Nov

15 Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of South Dakota Sales Tax Fairness Petition to Supreme Court

A number of groups have filed briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a petition that urges the revision of a 1992 decision that defines which retailers are liable to collect and remit a state’s sales tax.

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08 Nov
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ABA Files Amicus Brief in Support of South Dakota Petition to U.S. Supreme Court Challenging Nexus Definition

ABA has filed an amicus brief in support of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg, a petition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revise a 1992 decision that defines which retailers are liable to collect and remit state sales tax.

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19 Sep

South Dakota Supreme Court Rejects State Attempt to Collect Online Sales Tax

On Thursday, September 14, the Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled that the state cannot force remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they do not have nexus in South Dakota.

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10 May

BTW News Briefs

Utah sales tax revenues up after Amazon rule change; Opposition to Amazon buy button rule; Wiley CEO resigns; Best Translated Book Award, Judith A. Markowitz Award, British Book Award winners announced; Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist revealed

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26 Apr

Utah Tax Commission Releases Parts of Its Sales Tax Deal With Amazon

On April 14, the Utah Tax Commission released previously confidential details regarding its sales tax agreement with Amazon, which began collecting and remitting sales tax in the state on January 1.

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04 Apr

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here is a look at recent reporting on minimum wage activity in Iowa, Maine, and Maryland.

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22 Mar

Bloomberg BNA: Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report: State details how Amazon is on the verge of setting a record for garnering state and local tax subsidies.

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22 Mar

Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

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28 Feb

Mississippi Justice Institute Seeks Details of Amazon Sales Tax Deal With State

The Mississippi Justice Institute has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission seeking information on the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s recent sales tax deal with Amazon.

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22 Feb

Ninety-Four Percent of U.S. Population Resides in States With Level Playing Field

With the recent news that Amazon will now be collecting sales tax in Arkansas, slightly more than 94 percent of the U.S. population resides in areas where Amazon is collecting sales tax on in-state purchases.

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15 Feb

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Arkansas

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced that will begin collecting and remitting sales tax on purchases in the state as of March 1.

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23 Jan

ABA Op-Ed Calls Into Question Amazon’s Job Claims

ABA CEO Oren Teicher has written an op-ed for The Hill that underscores the full cost of Amazon’s growing consolidation of retail sales on communities nationwide.

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20 Jan

ABA Launches New Advocacy Action Kit

ABA has launched the AdvoKit, a state-specific toolkit that provides booksellers with template letters on a range of key policy issues affecting independent booksellers.

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