Sales Tax Initiative

01 Apr

ABA Goes to Washington in Support of Sales Tax Fairness

ABA recently met with the staff of six U.S. representatives on the House Committee on the Judiciary to urge them to reach a consensus in support of sales tax fairness legislation.

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13 Mar

House Judiciary Hearing Explores Alternatives to Marketplace Fairness Act

On  March 12, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary held a full committee hearing on the issue of sales tax fairness. The hearing focused on various ideas for collecting sales tax on remote sales not covered in the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.

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06 Mar

Sales Tax Fairness Hearing Rescheduled Due to Snowstorm

Due to the snowstorm on March 3 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary hearing on sales tax fairness legislation scheduled for March 4 has been postponed until March 12. The postponement forced ABA to cancel its Advocacy Day planned for March 4.

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20 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Literary prize created in honor of Politics & Prose founder; BEA to expand independent author programming; Colorado’s “Amazon tax” law blocked by judge

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12 Feb

Reminder: Show Your Support for Sales Tax Fairness

With the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary scheduled to hold a hearing on sales tax fairness on March 4, ABA is calling on booksellers to express their support by creating testimonials and meeting with their representatives at local district offices during the mid-February congressional recess.

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06 Feb

A Call to Action: Show Your Support for Sales Tax Fairness

With the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary expected to hold a hearing on sales tax fairness sometime in March, ABA is urging members to show their support for this important issue by creating testimonials and meeting with their representatives at local district offices during the mid-February congressional recess.

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30 Jan

Bookseller Testimonials Still Needed in Support of Federal Sales Tax Fairness

ABA is asking booksellers to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation that would level the playing field for Main Street retailers.

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22 Jan

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in North Carolina

On February 1, Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax in North Carolina. The news is not only a victory for sales tax fairness proponents, but also for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

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16 Jan

Needed: Bookseller Testimonials in Support of Federal Sales Tax Fairness

ABA is calling on booksellers to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation, which the association will then share with the House Judiciary Committee before legislative hearings on the issue begin.

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09 Jan

Businesses, Organizations Unite in Call for House Chair to Take Up Sales Tax Fairness

On January 7, some 300 signatories representing more than three million businesses, associations, and organizations wrote to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary, calling for action on sales tax fairness legislation.

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02 Jan

BTW News Briefs

List of states where Amazon collects sales tax grows; Kate DiCamillo named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Authors Guild files appeal

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19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Pennsylvania House pushes Congress toward e-fairness; More consumers to finish holiday shopping online; National Book Foundation calls for Innovations in Reading nominations; Candlewick reaches out to teens through E-Volt Tumblr; Making Information Pay conference to co-locate with Digital Publishing Forum at BEA

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12 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Print books still preferred by readers; Court rejects booksellers’ DRM suit against Amazon, publishers; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selects The Invention of Wings; Amazon to collect sales tax in Tennessee and Nevada; Charles Taylor Prize renamed, award added; Changes in Ingram Publisher Services’ leadership

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11 Dec

Supreme Court Decision Spurs Calls for Sales Tax Fairness

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear a legal challenge brought by Amazon and Overstock regarding New York State’s affiliate nexus law, editorials in newspapers across the country have urged states and/or the U.S. Congress to turn sales tax fairness from an idea into a reality.

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02 Dec

Victory for Sales Tax Fairness: Supreme Court Rejects Affiliate Nexus Case

On Monday, December 2, in a resounding victory for sales tax fairness proponents, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would not hear a legal challenge to New York State’s affiliate nexus law, which was brought by Amazon.com and Overstock.com.

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