Tod Cohen

Since 2000, Mr. Cohen has been responsible for global public policy for eBay, adding PayPal when it was acquired in 2002. Beginning in 2006, he has become responsible for eBay’s legal regulatory and intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks and rightsholder relations) work as well as law enforcement affairs and global investigation teams.

RTPA: A hidden tax on small businesses

November 17, 2015

Pictured: U.S. Senate staff; Internet Association: Michael Beckerman, Gina Woodworth; eBay staff: Noah Goldberg, David London, Jan Barnes and Katie Stevens

Mass. biz owner testifies in D.C. vs. Web sales tax

Op-Ed: Adventures in Opaque Polling

Taxation Without Representation; The Collateral Damage of Crony Capitalism

November 11, 2015

Today, as our Nation pauses to honor our veterans and heroes, eBay’s Government Relations team would like to thank the men and woman who have bravely served our country at home and overseas. Their courage, bravery and selflessness are shining examples of what makes our country great and we would like to honor them, not only today, but every day.

The Anti-eBay Sales Tax Bill?

Sales Tax Slice: Online Sales Tax Bills Met with Resistance in House – Is U.S. Senate Only Hope?

November 10, 2015

As you have probably read, John Boehner recently decided to resign from his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives.  Former Vice Presidential candidate and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Paul Ryan (R-WI/1), will be the new Speaker.  This is a significant development in the sales tax fight, since the Speaker has the ability to control what legislation is considered on the floor.  In fact, if not for Speaker Boehner’s decision to block the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) at the end of last year, it could be law today.  Speaker Ryan’s position on the MFA is less clear.