BTW Articles

29 Nov

Massachusetts Governor Urges Amazon to Collect Sales Tax

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has joined the chorus of retailers and others that believe should be required to collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by residents of the state.

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07 Feb

Connecticut Cuts Deal With Amazon

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced that as of November 1, 2013, will begin collecting state sales tax in exchange for opening a distribution center in Connecticut and bringing jobs to the state.

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06 Dec

Retailers to Appeal Preliminary Ruling in Proposed Interchange Settlement

On December 3, a majority of named class plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal to challenge a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that grants preliminary approval to a proposed settlement of a long-standing antitrust class action filed by merchants against Visa, MasterCard, and the largest banks.

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07 Feb

Amazon Faces Off With New York State Over Sales Tax Law

More than two years after a New York State appellate court dismissed claims by and that the state’s sales tax fairness law was unconstitutional, on Wednesday, February 6, the defendants were back in court arguing their case, this time before the State of New York Court of Appeals.

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11 Dec

Michigan and Florida State Legislators Introduce Sales Tax Fairness Bills

Lawmakers in Michigan and Florida recently introduced affiliate nexus bills that would require remote retailers with a presence in the state via online affiliates acting as sales agents to collect and remit sales tax.

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07 Feb

Indiana House Passes Affiliate-Nexus/Warehouse Law

On Monday, February 4, the Indiana House of Representatives passed sales tax fairness legislation that would require remote retailers with nexus in the state via online affiliates or warehouses to collect and remit sales tax to the state beginning July 1, 2013.

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11 Dec

Calls for Sales Tax Fairness Increase as Congressional Session Nears End

With the 112th Congress set to conclude at year’s end, an increasing number of newspaper editorial pages have been urging the passage of federal sales tax fairness legislation.

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14 Feb

Sales Tax Fairness Bill Reintroduced in Congress

On Thursday, February 14, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced the introduction of a sales tax fairness bill that would give states the authority to require remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by customers in their state.

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12 Dec to Collect Sales Tax in Massachusetts Starting Fall 2013

On Tuesday, December 11, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that will collect and remit sales tax in Massachusetts starting next fall and that the online retailer will work with the state toward enactment of federal legislation to resolve the sales tax issue.

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20 Feb

Bookstores to Receive Swipe Fee Notice of Settlement

ABA bookstore members should expect to receive a settlement notice soon as part of the proposed class-action settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over rapidly rising Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees. ABA is currently working with a coalition of trade associations and companies to gather information as to the best course of action for members.

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