The Hill: Chaffetz’s Internet sales tax bill is worse than prior attempts

June 25, 2015, 11:30 am By Terri S. Alpert The fatally-flawed Marketplace Fairness Act was shelved last year because of the cost, complexity and threat of government audit it imposed on small business. Last week, in swooped Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), to try to fix MFA with his...
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Roll Call Op-Ed: Big Box Behemoths Would Crush Small Business

‘Big Box’ Behemoths Would Crush Small Biz | Commentary By Special to Roll Call Posted at 10 a.m. on June 18 By Hamilton Davison There is a move afoot in Congress that will crush the ability of small businesses to compete with big box giants and stifle the growth of electronic...
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The Hill: Latest Internet sales tax proposal: From bad to worse

June 17, 2015, 10:31 am By Steve DelBianco When congressional allies of major retailers began advocating that a complicated nationwide Internet sales tax be imposed, it was a bad idea that Congress rightly rejected. Now they’ve come back with a modified version of their...
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WSJ – A Victory for Internet Freedom

The House of Representatives voted by acclamation Tuesday to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act. In place since 1998, the law prevents taxes on email and Internet access services, and Web users have never needed it more to prevent a multibillion-dollar avalanche of...
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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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