Marketplace Fairness Act is not fair to the marketplace

Someone once said that if you want to know what a Congressional bill does, read its title and assume the opposite. When it comes to the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), a bill designed to put tax collection burdens on remote sellers, that heuristic works. Calling this bill the...
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The Marketplace Fairness Act: Too Close A Call

As you break out your credit cards this holiday season, you might not know how close we came to a law that would have put Internet retailers and their customers at a permanent disadvantage. Luckily, two Congressional leaders protected us from a radical new tax regime for online...
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Roll Call Op-Ed: Boehner’s Stand on Internet Taxes: The Right Choice for the Right Reasons | Commentary

  By Hamilton Davison Dec. 2, 2014, 5 a.m. House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to oppose an Internet sales tax measure championed by Senate Democrats and Republicans in the lame duck session is not just good politics, but also good policy in light of the efforts the...
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A Telling Mishap – Japan’s Internet Sales Tax Sparks Recession

Various news sources are blaming Japan’s recent dip into a recession on its Internet sales tax increase imposed in April. As the Financial Times recently reported: “Japan’s latest contraction followed a jump in sales taxes in April, which hit consumer spending. It will make it...
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Roll Call Op-ed: A Lame Bill for a Lame Duck…

A Lame Bill for a Lame Duck: Senate Eyes Sneaky Strategy for Internet Taxes By Steve DelBianco Oct. 31, 2014 http://www.rollcall.com/news/a_lame_bill_for_a_lame_duck_senate_eyes_sneaky_strategy_for_internet_taxes-237473-1.html As a general rule, the less you hear about a...
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The Hill: TruST Urges Fairness in House Internet Sales Tax Debate…

  Tale of two houses: Seeking fairness in the Internet sales tax debate October 27, 2014, 12:00 pm The Hill By Hamilton Davison http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/221820-tale-of-two-houses-seeking-fairness-in-the-internet-sales-tax The upcoming lame duck...
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CBN Features Impact of Internet Sales Tax on SMB’s

CBN features harms of Internet sales tax under the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) with ACMA member and Uno Alla Volta owner Terri Alpert. The segment is available for view here.
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Internet Sales Tax Tops NetChoice’s iAWFUL List as Gravest Threat to e-Commerce

TruST co-founding organization, NetChoice released its August iAWFUL list today with Internet Sales Tax taking the number one slot. The organization cited Senate’s current parliamentary ploy to short circuit a productive debate in the House and stymieing opportunities to...
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TruST Urges Senate Not to Attach Fatally Flawed MFA to ITFA

Today, the TruST Coalition sent the following letter to Senate leadership expressing strong opposition to attaching the controversial and flawed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) to the broadly supported, and critically important renewal of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). TruST...
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