The Hill – The hidden controversy over online shopping

When you go online to buy clothing, furnishings, or children’s toys, you may not realize that your simple transaction has become a controversial part of a political fight that threatens to reduce consumer choice and impose chaos on small and mid-size remote sellers. States around...
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Businesses Unite Behind Goodlatte Sales Tax Plan

Fair and Simple Plan to Improve Online Sales Tax Collection Well-Received by Retail Interests Washington, D.C. (September 1, 2016) – Calling the bill “a simple and fair process for remote sales tax collection and remittance,” 92 businesses and organizations have signed a letter...
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Stop bullying small businesses

In the never-ending search for new revenues to fill state coffers, South Dakota has approved a troubling new tax law. The law is in direct defiance of the Supreme Court and settled case law, and what’s more, the Mount Rushmore State knows it’s unconstitutional. The law requires...
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South Dakota Tax Law Creates Problems With No Solutions

By Steve DelBianco South Dakota aims to raise new tax revenue from out-of-state businesses by prosecuting those who do not cooperate with the state’s sales tax law – flaunting Supreme Court precedent and constitutional law. No matter the consequences to growth, innovation, and...
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ACMA and NetChoice File Legal Challenge against South Dakota’s “Blatantly Unconstitutional” Internet Sales Tax Law

Forcing Out-of-State Sellers to Collect South Dakota Sales Tax Violates the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution Pierre, South Dakota (April 29, 2016) – The state of South Dakota’s new Internet sales tax mandate — to force out-of-state sellers to collect South Dakota sales t...
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CNBC Op-Ed: April 15 “Tax Day” Could be an “Every Day” for Small Businesses

Why this tax bill is unfair Carl Szabo, senior policy counsel, NetChoice   April 15 is one of the least liked and certainly the most expensive days of the year for many Americans. It is Tax Day when we all must ensure that we have paid our fair share. But, if big-box...
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WSJ Op-Ed: How State Revenuers Are Going After E-Commerce

Alabama and other states are trying to impose taxes on retailers far beyond their own borders. By Hamilton Davison March 11, 2016 6:05 p.m. ET http://tinyurl.com/gr3lc9l The state of Alabama is openly defying the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to squeeze millions of dollars of...
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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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