The following statement was released by Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), upon the introduction of latest Internet sales tax bill introduced by Senators Alexander (R-TN), Durbin (D-IL) and Enzi (R-WY): “Imposing tax collection burdens on small Internet businesses, which are some of the most promising candidates for future economic growth, is unjustified, unfair and unwise. Businesses should not be penalized for utilizing technology and innovation.” Learn more about CCIA and their support of small online businesses.
Last week, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), released a statement expressing its disappointment in the introduction of yet another Internet sales tax bill that would unfairly disadvantage online retailers. “This bill, in the best of economic times, is bad policy as it interferes with the free-flow of commerce among the states, a principle upon which the United States was founded,” said DMA. “In these difficult economic circumstances, placing new, unfunded mandates on out-of-state companies to comply with complex and changing tax structures in many states around the country will hamper e-commerce, a fast growing segment in our economy”. The DMA is an association of companies and nonprofits with interests in multichannel direct marketing. Learn more about DMA and their position on Internet sales taxes.
If you are in favor of protecting the Internet from new sales tax laws, we urge you to vote in support of both consumers and small business sellers. Let\'s show The Wall Street Journal that we believe in keeping the Internet free from burdensome regulation that would require small online businesses to collect and remit sales tax in more than 15,000 national taxing jurisdictions.
The National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting lower taxes and smaller government, released a statement in opposition to the introduction of the latest Internet sales tax bill introduced in the United States Senate yesterday morning. Pete Sepp, Executive Vice President of the NTU, expressed his concern for the new sales tax burdens this bill would place on small online businesses and worried that “Americans on the receiving end of this legislation’s teeth will still feel serious pain”. NTU continues to be a strong advocate for Internet retailers in the debate over online sales tax policies. Click to view their statement and to learn more about NTU.
PayPal received approval from the Royal Bank of India (RBI) for increasing the transaction limit for export-related payment to merchants in India, from the original USD 500 per transaction, to USD 3000 per transaction.
eBay’s Government Relations team hosted Andrew Khaw, Senior Director of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), at eBay Inc.’s North campus in San Jose, California last week. IDA, one of eBay Inc.’s key regulators in Singapore, visited to discuss recent e-commerce trends, specifically, the innovative services being developed by PayPal to support consumers’ 21st Century shopping needs. Discussion also focused on IDA\'s forward-looking initiatives on broadband infrastructure improvements and helping to build better digital payments infrastructure to support accelerating innovation in this area. Read more.
Happy Veteran’s Day and a tremendous “thank you” to all who are serving and all who have served. The Government Relations team at eBay Inc. joins the rest of the country in acknowledging your sacrifice today. We salute you.
Leigh Bader is the proud owner of the Pine Oaks Golf Course in South Easton, Massachusetts, a little town about forty-five minutes south of Boston, where he runs one of the largest pro shops in the nation. Leigh developed a love of golf in college while attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. It was there that he started his career, working as an assistant pro at a local golf course. After living and traveling around the country, Leigh settled down in South Easton, where he worked his way up through the organization to reach his current position as the owner of the course. Read more.
Bruce Hahn, President of the American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance (AHGA), made the following statement of support for Senator Wyden’s pro-Internet retailer resolution, S.Res. 309: “Requiring small online businesses to keep track of potentially 15,000 sales tax jurisdictions nationwide would not only be extremely burdensome and costly for the small retailer struggling to survive, but it would forever change the open ecommerce marketplace that consumers currently enjoy.” To learn more about AHGA, visit its website.
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