BTW Articles

26 Apr

Utah Tax Commission Releases Parts of Its Sales Tax Deal With Amazon

On April 14, the Utah Tax Commission released previously confidential details regarding its sales tax agreement with Amazon, which began collecting and remitting sales tax in the state on January 1.

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04 Apr

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here is a look at recent reporting on minimum wage activity in Iowa, Maine, and Maryland.

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22 Mar

Victory! Amazon Will Collect and Remit Sales Tax in All States With Sales Tax Laws

After almost two decades of a hard-fought political battle to require Amazon to collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects sales tax, Main Street retailers can finally declare victory.

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28 Feb

Mississippi Justice Institute Seeks Details of Amazon Sales Tax Deal With State

The Mississippi Justice Institute has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission seeking information on the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s recent sales tax deal with Amazon.

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22 Feb

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here is a look at some of the latest minimum wage stories from around the country.

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15 Feb

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Arkansas

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced that will begin collecting and remitting sales tax on purchases in the state as of March 1.

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23 Jan

E-Fairness Continues to Expand: Amazon Collecting in 39 States and D.C.

Mississippi, Missouri, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wyoming have become the latest states where Amazon has agreed to collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by in-state residents.

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20 Jan

ABA Launches New Advocacy Action Kit

ABA has launched the AdvoKit, a state-specific toolkit that provides booksellers with template letters on a range of key policy issues affecting independent booksellers.

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23 Jan

ABA Op-Ed Calls Into Question Amazon’s Job Claims

ABA CEO Oren Teicher has written an op-ed for The Hill that underscores the full cost of Amazon’s growing consolidation of retail sales on communities nationwide.

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11 Jan

GOP Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Might Be Stalled

Sen. Rand Paul has urged the Republican majority in Congress to only repeal the Affordable Care Act when a replacement is ready.

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