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  • The online sales tax may see new life in Congress

    / Technology

    The online sales tax may see new life in Congress

    As challenges from states mount, indications are that Congress will continue to work on a federal solution.

    Posted 02/08/2017Allison EnrightPost a comment

    As challenges from states mount, indications are that Congress will continue to work on a federal solution.
  • Lame-duck Congress threatens retailers with new sales tax law

    / E-Commerce

    Lame-duck Congress threatens retailers with new sales tax law

    Senate Majority Leader McConnell has promised a vote on a bill that could require more online and catalog retailers to collect sales tax in more states.

    Posted 11/29/2016Hamilton DavisonPost a comment

    Senate Majority Leader McConnell has promised a vote on a bill that could require more online and catalog retailers to collect sales tax in more states.
  • Online sales tax: Lots of talk, little action

    / E-Retailers

    Online sales tax: Lots of talk, little action

    Two bills that would require larger web-only retailers to collect online sales have been introduced on Capitol Hill, but neither is making much headway. It appears unlikely retailers that sell exclusively online would be required to collect sales tax outside of their home state before the 2017 holiday season.

    Posted 07/27/2015Matt LindnerPost a comment

    Two bills that would require larger web-only retailers to collect online sales have been introduced on Capitol Hill, but neither is making much headway. It appears unlikely retailers that sell exclusively online would be required to collect sales tax outside of their home state before the 2017…
  • Why the Marketplace Fairness Act beats the alternatives

    / E-Commerce

    Why the Marketplace Fairness Act beats the alternatives

    The Marketplace Fairness Act would require many more online retailers to collect sales tax, but base the tax on the consumer’s location. An alternative being discussed by congressman would base the tax on the seller’s location. The CEO of Exactor explains the pitfalls of that approach.

    Posted 01/30/2015Jonathan BarsadePost a comment

    The Marketplace Fairness Act would require many more online retailers to collect sales tax, but base the tax on the consumer’s location. An alternative being discussed by congressman would base the tax on the seller’s location. The CEO of Exactor explains the pitfalls of that approach.
  • The online sales tax bill is dead, at least for now

    / Technology

    The online sales tax bill is dead, at least for now

    House Speaker John Boehner’s office says the House won’t move on the bill during the lame-duck session. The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require e-retailers to collect sales tax on web transactions regardless of where the merchant is located, in 2013.

    Posted 11/14/2014Allison EnrightPost a comment

    House Speaker John Boehner’s office says the House won’t move on the bill during the lame-duck session. The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require e-retailers to collect sales tax on web transactions regardless of where the merchant is located, in 2013.
  • Congress takes action on two new bills on Internet taxes

    / Technology

    Congress takes action on two new bills on Internet taxes

    With the long-time moratorium on Internet access tax set to expire in November, the U.S. Senate and the House took action on bills this week to keep it going. But the Senate attached its bill to separate legislation requiring more online retailers to collect sales tax.

    Posted 07/17/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    With the long-time moratorium on Internet access tax set to expire in November, the U.S. Senate and the House took action on bills this week to keep it going. But the Senate attached its bill to separate legislation requiring more online retailers to collect sales tax.
  • Amazon is losing its sales-tax advantage

    / Technology

    Amazon is losing its sales-tax advantage

    A new report says that web taxes drive consumers to shift spending to competitors and bricks-and-mortar merchants.

    Posted 04/22/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    A new report says that web taxes drive consumers to shift spending to competitors and bricks-and-mortar merchants.
  • ‘Defects’ mar a federal tax bill, a congressman says

    / Technology

    ‘Defects’ mar a federal tax bill, a congressman says

    At a hearing for the Marketplace Fairness Act, U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte points to three flaws in the bill.

    Posted 03/13/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    At a hearing for the Marketplace Fairness Act, U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte points to three flaws in the bill.
  • Online sales tax—What B2B sellers sometimes forget

    / B2B

    Online sales tax—What B2B sellers sometimes forget

    With all the hoopla over pending new federal legislation that could force many more online retailers to collect sales tax, the legislation also pertains to online B2B sellers. Those companies need to ensure they’re crossing their t’s in tax forms or potentially face tough audits, a tax attorney cautions.

    Posted 01/20/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    With all the hoopla over pending new federal legislation that could force many more online retailers to collect sales tax, the legislation also pertains to online B2B sellers. Those companies need to ensure they’re crossing their t’s in tax forms or potentially face tough audits, a tax attorney…

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  • Backers renew their push for online sales tax legislation

    / Technology

    Backers renew their push for online sales tax legislation

    Hundreds of industry groups and individual companies have submitted a letter to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman calling on him to act on a House version of an online sales tax bill the Senate passed last spring.

    Posted 01/10/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Hundreds of industry groups and individual companies have submitted a letter to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman calling on him to act on a House version of an online sales tax bill the Senate passed last spring.
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