Bookseller Testimonials Still Needed in Support of Federal Sales Tax Fairness

    ABA is asking booksellers to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation that would level the playing field for Main Street retailers.

    Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in North Carolina

    On February 1, Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax in North Carolina. The news is not only a victory for sales tax fairness proponents, but also for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Needed: Bookseller Testimonials in Support of Federal Sales Tax Fairness

    ABA is calling on booksellers to provide either a written or video testimonial in support of federal sales tax fairness legislation, which the association will then share with the House Judiciary Committee before legislative hearings on the issue begin.

    Businesses, Organizations Unite in Call for House Chair to Take Up Sales Tax Fairness

    On January 7, some 300 signatories representing more than three million businesses, associations, and organizations wrote to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary, calling for action on sales tax fairness legislation.

    BTW News Briefs

    List of states where Amazon collects sales tax grows; Kate DiCamillo named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Authors Guild files appeal

    BTW News Briefs

    Pennsylvania House pushes Congress toward e-fairness; More consumers to finish holiday shopping online; National Book Foundation calls for Innovations in Reading nominations; Candlewick reaches out to teens through E-Volt Tumblr; Making Information Pay conference to co-locate with Digital Publishing Forum at BEA

    BTW News Briefs

    Print books still preferred by readers; Court rejects booksellers’ DRM suit against Amazon, publishers; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selects The Invention of Wings; Amazon to collect sales tax in Tennessee and Nevada; Charles Taylor Prize renamed, award added; Changes in Ingram Publisher Services’ leadership

    Supreme Court Decision Spurs Calls for Sales Tax Fairness

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear a legal challenge brought by Amazon and Overstock regarding New York State’s affiliate nexus law, editorials in newspapers across the country have urged states and/or the U.S. Congress to turn sales tax fairness from an idea into a reality.

    Victory for Sales Tax Fairness: Supreme Court Rejects Affiliate Nexus Case

    On Monday, December 2, in a resounding victory for sales tax fairness proponents, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would not hear a legal challenge to New York State’s affiliate nexus law, which was brought by Amazon.com and Overstock.com.

    BusinessWeek Op-Ed Urges Sales Tax Fairness

    In a November 22 BusinessWeek op-ed, the co-chairs of Advocates for Independent Business, ASTRA’s  Kathleen McHugh and ABA’s Oren Teicher, urge the U.S. House of Representatives to consider the issue of sales tax fairness and “act swiftly to tackle it.”

     

    Fact Sheet Examines How USPS Differs From a Traditional Private Enterprise

    In response to the news that Amazon has struck an exclusive deal with the USPS, ABA has published a fact sheet for members that provides important details pertaining to how the postal service differs from a traditional private enterprise.

    SBA Report Analyzes Sales Tax Fairness Issue

    Uneven sales tax collection has helped online retailers at the expense of Main Street retailers, according to the study “An Analysis of Internet Sales Taxation and the Small-Seller Exemption,” released this week by the Small Business Administration.

    BTW News Briefs

    SIBA video highlights print books and indies; California tax on out-of-state retailers brings in $260M; Chandler Arnold appointed COO of First Book; Ingram Publisher Services welcomes seven new clients

    Show Your Support With Sales Tax Fairness Window Clings

    In the September Red Box, ABA members received a sales tax fairness window cling that can be easily displayed on a storefront window or any glass surface.

    Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Maryland and Massachusetts

    As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to consider the issue of sales tax fairness, the list of states in which Amazon is collecting, or will collect, sales tax is growing.

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