New State Research: Utah Citizens Say Internet Sales Tax System Works Fine, Don’t Mess With It

Sixty-seven percent said that imposing sales tax obligations on businesses that have no physical presence in the state would amount to a statewide sales increase. Sixty-seven percent of Utahns said the “issue has largely solved itself and requiring small merchants to collect and...
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DM News: Alabama’s About to Put Some Weight on Web Sellers’ Shoulders

Alabama’s About to Put Some Weight on Web Sellers’ Shoulders On New Year’s Day the state’s revenue office will begin assessing taxes on out-of-state sellers. So far, no challenge has been mounted to stop it. On CyberMonday presidential candidate Marco...
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Forbes Op-Ed: Why Are We Importing Europe’s Broken Internet Sales Tax System?

  Why Are We Importing Europe’s Broken Internet Sales Tax System? Dec 16, 2015 Special to FORBES.com Mr. DelBianco is executive director of NetChoice, a trade association of e-commerce and online businesses. As Congress weighs Internet sales tax proposals, it should look to...
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Hill Op-Ed: Congress Shouldn’t Pass Internet Tax Bill in Dark of Night

December 15, 2015, 04:00 pm Congress Shouldn’t Pass Internet Tax Bill in Dark of Night By Hamilton Davison When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was sworn in as Speaker of the House, he promised that legislation would go through “regular order.” This pledge will be tested as Congress...
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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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