BTW Articles

24 Jan

Amazon Ignores Georgia’s New Sales Tax Fairness Law

On January 1, 2013, Georgia’s affiliate nexus law went into effect, requiring online retailers with affiliates in the state to collect and remit sales tax to the state. But at least one high-profile company is still ignoring Georgia’s new sales tax law: Amazon.com.

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30 Jan

Health Care Reform Options for Small Business Owners Featured on New Site

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act.

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31 May

Amazon to Collect NJ Sales Tax Starting July 2013

On May 30, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that that the state had come to an agreement with Amazon.com that will have the retailer begin collecting and remitting state sales tax in exchange for opening two new warehouses in New Jersey.

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13 Sep

Amazon to Begin Collecting California Sales Tax September 15

Beginning this Saturday, California consumers who shop at Amazon.com will notice a big change when they go to the checkout page to pay for their orders: the online retailer will be collecting sales tax on their orders.

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06 Jun

ABA’s Annual Meeting & Town Hall: Finding Opportunity in Tumultuous Times

Topics of discussion at this year’s ABA Membership Meeting and Town Hall included the Justice Department actions regarding the agency model, tests of new business models, and the importance of finding a new e-book solution for ABA members.

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20 Sep

Judge Issues Preliminary Approval of States’ $69 Million E-Book Settlement

This week, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote issued an order preliminarily approving the e-book pricing settlements between 49 states and Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.

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14 Jun

Iowa Governor Calls for Federal Sales Tax Fairness

This week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) urged his state’s U.S. senators to support the Marketplace Fairness Act, federal legislation that would allow states to require remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax in the state.

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20 Sep

Editorials Nationwide Call for Sales Tax Fairness

As the U.S. Congress headed back to work in September following its August recess, sales tax fairness once again became a hot topic. Along with myriad reports that Amazon.com finally began collecting sales tax for online sales in Pennsylvania and California, a number of newspapers nationwide published op-eds and editorials calling on Congress to pass sales tax fairness legislation. Here’s a look at a few editorials of note.

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27 Jun

Amazon and Subsidiaries to Begin Collecting Texas Sales Tax

On Sunday, July 1, under the parameters of a deal struck with the Texas comptroller’s office, Amazon.com will begin collecting and remitting sales tax to Texas for purchases made by state residents from Amazon and its many subsidiaries.

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27 Sep

Massachusetts Mayors Urge Governor to Require Amazon to Collect Sales Tax

A coalition of eight Massachusetts mayors have written to Gov. Deval Patrick to urge him to require that Amazon.com collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Massachusetts residents prior to the holiday shopping season.

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