Sales Tax Initiative

29 Jan

Amazon to Collect Sales Tax in Illinois Starting February 1

Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax in Illinois beginning February 1 as part of a deal the online retailer struck with state officials in October 2014.

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22 Jan

House Judiciary Chair Circulates Radically Different Sales Tax Bill

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has circulated draft sales tax fairness legislation that would ask most states to radically change their sales tax systems, according to media reports.

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21 Jan

Michigan Governor Signs E-Fairness Into Law

On Thursday, January 15, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the recently passed Main Street Fairness legislation into law, thereby leveling the playing field for the state’s Main Street retailers.

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13 Jan

Amazon Cuts Off Its Online Affiliates in Vermont

In response to news that Amazon had fired its Vermont affiliates because of a 2011 e-fairness law that could potentially kick in this year, ABA and Advocates for Independent Business have launched an e-mail campaign asking Vermont indie retailers to contact Gov. Peter Shumlin in support of the law.

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06 Jan

Victory in Michigan: Legislature Approves E-Fairness Bill

In late December, sales tax fairness proponents in Michigan won a big victory when the state legislature voted to pass e-fairness legislation.

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11 Dec

House Tables E-Fairness Legislation: Indies Look to States to Level Playing Field

Late last week, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner dashed any hopes Main Street retailers had of getting a federal e-fairness solution passed during the lame-duck Congressional session.

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10 Dec

Ohio Indie Retailers Urge Speaker Boehner to Consider E-Fairness

Seventeen small business owners representing 21 stores in Ohio have sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner to express their strong disappointment regarding his lack of support for sales tax fairness.

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09 Dec

Supreme Court Considers Colorado Use Tax Reporting Law

On December 8, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a challenge brought by the Direct Marketing Association regarding a 2010 Colorado law that requires out-of-state retailers to either collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Colorado residents or to inform their Colorado customers that they owe use tax on the purchases they have made.

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03 Dec

Indies Urged to Join #Efairnessnow Social Media Campaign

With just a few weeks left in the congressional session, the Advocates for Independent Business is urging indie businesses to participate in a grassroots social media campaign in support of e-fairness.

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12 Nov

AIB Re-Launches #efairnessnow as Congress Reconvenes

Advocates for Independent Business has re-launched #efairnessnow, a grassroots social media campaign in support of e-fairness, in the hope that the campaign will go viral and catch the attention of members of Congress.

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12 Nov

More Than 320 Organizations Urge Speaker Boehner to Pass E-Fairness

The Marketplace Fairness Coalition has sent a letter signed by more than 320 organizations to Speaker of the House John Boehner that urges him to tackle e-fairness in this legislative session.

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06 Nov

GOP Wins Muddle Long-Term E-Fairness Outlook

With the results of the midterm elections now in, the long-term status of federal sales tax fairness legislation has become muddled; however, the lame-duck session of Congress still offers the best opportunity to pass federal sales tax fairness legislation, according to the Main Street Fairness Coalition.

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05 Nov

Visual Proof: ABA Map Shows State E-Fairness Efforts Are Growing and Succeeding

While the status of federal sales tax legislation may be up in the air at present, an E-Fairness Map released this week by ABA makes one thing abundantly clear: The number of states tackling e-fairness on their own continues to grow.

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30 Oct

Amazon Strikes Tax Deal in Illinois

Illinois state officials have announced that Amazon will be building a distribution center in the state and it’s expected that the online retailer will be receiving tax credits from the state. Under a new law that went into effect in August, Amazon is obligated to collect and remit sales tax to the state beginning January 1, 2015.

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08 Oct

BTW News Briefs

France’s Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature; Mary Rasenberger named Authors Guild executive director; Policy research institute says Amazon should collect sales tax in Ohio; Free speech groups caution Waukesha School Board; Ingram Content Group opens POD facility in California; Winners of European Union Prize for Literature announced at Frankfurt

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