The US News and World Report is hosting an online debate on Internet Sales Taxes with readers able to vote on which arguments they find compelling. On the pro-tax side is a representative of the Governors who are supportive of more tax revenues for states, and a progressive think tank arguing that small business rules will be better off if small businesses collect and pay taxes everywhere when they use the Internet.
On Tuesday MarketWatch senior consumer reporter Kelli Grant appeared on CBS “This Morning” to discuss Internet sales tax and why companies like eBay are fighting against it.
The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) has published a working paper that brings together finding from recent economic research on cross-border e-commerce. The intention is to make it easily accessible to stakeholders and decision-makers involved in EU digital policy. eBay is proud that the important research we have commissioned in this area features prominently in this paper.
This evening, Brian Bieron, Senior Director of Global Public Policy at eBay Inc., made the following statement in response to the inclusion of a non-binding state sales and use tax amendment to the budget resolution this evening...
Yesterday, a group of bipartisan Senators from states all across the country went down to the Senator floor to speak against the Internet sales tax amendment that was offered to the Senate Budget Resolution.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) calls on Washington to protect small Internet enabled businesses from a new burdensome Internet sales tax regime.
The new ePaymentsCode will take full effect this week, formally taking over from its predecessor, the Electronic Funds Transfer Code (EFT Code), following an 18-month transition period. The ePaymentsCode is an important tool in the regulation of electronic payment products in Australia and provides a best practice consumer protection regime for electronic payments.
Today, a number of tech and taxpayer advocacy groups announced their opposition to an Internet sales tax amendment that is being offered by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) during the debate on the Senate Budget Resolution.
Today, Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are offering an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution that would create a framework for future legislative action to create a new Internet sales tax regime that would allow state tax enforcement agents from one state to impose tax burdens on businesses located across the country. eBay Inc. strongly opposes attaching any Internet sales tax language to the Senate Budget Resolution.
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in an important copyright case, Kirtsaeng v. Wiley. The 6-3 opinion ensures that books and other copyright goods that are made overseas can be sold in the United States without the permission of the copyright holder. This is a great outcome for eBay sellers and a true victory for all American consumers and businesses.
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