BTW Articles

06 Feb

A Call to Action: Show Your Support for Sales Tax Fairness

With the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary expected to hold a hearing on sales tax fairness sometime in March, ABA is urging members to show their support for this important issue by creating testimonials and meeting with their representatives at local district offices during the mid-February congressional recess.

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30 Jan

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.

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22 Jan

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.

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16 Jan

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.

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12 Jun

Exploring Options Under the Affordable Care Act

With the implementation of additional sections of the Affordable Care Act now less than six months away, it’s a good time for booksellers to start considering their insurance options under the new health care law. Here is a look at some recent developments with helpful links.

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09 Jan

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.

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18 Dec

Controversial Swipe Fee Settlement Approved, Retailers Appeal

On Friday, December 13, a U.S. district court judge gave final approval to the $7.25 billion swipe fee settlement reached last year in a class-action lawsuit brought against Visa, MasterCard, and a group of card-issuing banks.

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18 Dec

Health Care Tax Credit to Increase in 2014

With the new year, the Affordable Care Act’s health care tax credit for small businesses will increase from 35 percent to a maximum of 50 percent. The credit is meant to encourage small businesses and tax-exempt organizations to begin offering health insurance coverage to their employees or to maintain the coverage they already have.

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11 Dec

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.

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03 Oct

Presentation on Affordable Care Act Posted on BookWeb

As the Health Insurance Marketplaces opened for business, ABA made available on BookWeb the PowerPoint presentation “The Affordable Care Act: What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business,” an overview that is being presented at ABA’s education session at each of the fall regional trade shows.

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