Last week, the taxpayer advocacy group, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), warned Congress of the slippery slope they would find themselves on if an Internet sales tax bill were to become law.
Last week, Jessica Melugin with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), published an op-ed in the Missoulian that called on Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) to protect Montana businesses from a federal proposal that would allow tax enforcement agents from other states to impose their sales tax laws on online retailers based in Montana.
On 23 January, the Committee of Industry and Trade of the Swedish Parliament held a hearing on the “Internal Market of the Future”. Invited corporate speakers were IKEA and eBay.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, an international event held in over 70 countries worldwide on February 5, 2013.
Last week StubHub hosted a state legislative roundtable and facility tour at its Connecticut office. The roundtable was attended by members of the CT Legislature and included Senator John Kissel, Senator Kevin Witkos, Representative David Kiner, and CT Assistant Attorney General Robert Clark.S
Over the past few months, Congressional supporters of Internet sales taxes have claimed that 2013 is going to be the year when they see a federal Internet sales tax bill passed into law. Fortunately, supporters of this misguided tax scheme are not the only ones gearing up for a fight on Internet sales taxes. One of our faithful friends, Senator Ayotte (R-NH), in coordination with Senator Wyden (D-OR), just announced yesterday that she is planning to reintroduce her Congressional Resolution opposing new sales tax burdens for online retailers.
A new report released today by the World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights the success that eBay small businesses have experienced engaging in cross border trade.
On January 22nd, the Congressional Internet Caucus held its annual State of the Net Conference in Washington DC. The conference included a session entitled “First Sale and No Resale.”
Taxes can seem overwhelmingly confusing, especially to small business owners. The goal for any small business is to pay no more taxes than legally required, which requires at least a basic knowledge of tax laws and typically professional help from a tax expert.
As 2012 comes to a close, we would like to thank our Main Street members for getting involved with public policy that impacts your ability to buy and sell online. Over 22,500 people joined Main Street this year, with thousands more joining us for spirited discussion on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Read on for a recap of Internet sales tax, ticket resale, and Kirtsaeng vs. Wiley — three issues that dominated the headlines this year.
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