Last week, PayPal met with representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the newly created federal agency tasked with regulating consumer protection with regards to financial products and services in the U.S.
During his visit to Australia last week, eBay Inc CEO John Donahoe met with Australian members of Parliament including Malcolm Turnbull, Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband; Senator Arthur Sinodinis, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition and Paul Fletcher, Co-Chair, Coalition Friends for the Digital Economy.
Last week Sharon McBride, Director of External Affairs & Operations for eBay’s Global Government Relations team, visited the local Dallas eBaybes & eMales eBay seller meet-up group to inform and activate local Texas sellers on the issue of Internet sales tax.
Last week eBay Inc. Federal Govt. Relations representative Ali Gabel attended the 37th annual NACHA Conference in San Diego. The three day conference focused on the future of electronic payments and offered the opportunity to reach a wide audience of financial institutions, corporate, government and electronic technology provider decision-makers.
Gwen Ifill looks at the Internet sales tax debate with Brian Bieron of eBay Inc. and the National Retail Federation's Rachelle Bernstein. Watch the debate.
eBay Inc’s Public Policy lab today welcomed the release of a report by the Centre for Internet Safety, based at the University of Canberra titled: “Personalisation: managing consumer choice and privacy”
Hanne Melin of eBay’s Policy Lab reports on two-days of interesting discussions at the World Trade Organisation Workshop on E-Commerce, Development and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Last week, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rose in opposition to the Internet sales tax bill that is currently being considered by the Senate. During his remarks, Leader McConnell explained that this legislation would create a new tax regime that would give states new powers to force small online retailers to comply with their laws, even if they don’t have any connection or presence in that state. But by imposing this new Internet Tax, states would comply with all the different tax codes of all the states in which their customers reside. He expressed concern that this new state power would be a huge burden to any small business with an online presence and announced that he would not be supporting the bill.
Over the past few days, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has been on the Senate floor multiple times to express his opposition to the Internet sales tax legislation that is currently being debated in the U.S. Senate.
Yesterday, Senator Hatch (R-UT) filed an amendment that includes seven improvements to the Internet sales tax bill currently on the Senate floor. Not only does the amendment include a provision that sunsets the new Internet sales tax regime in five years, it includes a provision that raises the small seller exception from $1 million in total remote sales to $10 million.
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