Still Time to Make Your Voice Heard for Fairness in Sales Tax Collection

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There is still time for booksellers to add their names to an ABA letter calling on U.S. governors in the 45 states that collect sales tax to enforce existing tax regulations by making sure that retailers with a physical presence in their states collect sales tax on online sales. Hundreds of booksellers have already added their names to the letter, but ABA is looking to include the signatures of as many ABA member stores in these states as possible.

Booksellers were alerted to the initiative in an e-mail from ABA COO Oren Teicher earlier this month. Signing the letter is extremely easy -- just reply to Teicher's e-mail and ABA will do the rest. Or, you can e-mail Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org with the following information:

Store name:
______________________________________
Owner (or contact):
______________________________________
Address:
______________________________________
E-mail:
______________________________________

Booksellers can also provide the local press with an op-ed piece that ABA has prepared, which is available by clicking here. The piece explains why it's important for state governmental leaders to take steps to ensure that there is a level playing field for all retailers selling online.