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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House Judiciary Chairman Calls MFA Fundamentally Flawed

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee set a high bar for taxing remote sales and reset the clock on a broader debate over the Marketplace Fairness Act. The assembled witnesses clearly communicated that there is no simple federal solution and that any system put in place...
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You say Showroom, I say Webroom, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Internet sales tax advocates, led by the big-box retailers, are a creative and well-funded bunch. To justify creation of a new tax on internet sales, they are happy to promote any argument, no matter how tenuous. But this week the internet sales tax advocates abandoned one of...
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TruST Urges Remote Sellers to Prep House Members for March 4th Judiciary Committee Hearing

February 26, 2014 To All TruST Supporters: The Executive Committee of True Simplification of Taxation (TruST) wants to alert you of the upcoming March 4, 2014, House Judiciary Committee hearing focused on remote sales tax – and actions you should take prior to that hearing....
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