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Internet Sales Tax Battle Moves To The States

Last year, Congress began the debate on whether or not it should implement a federal Internet sales tax. After passing the Senate, it has stalled in the House where Speaker John Boehner has publicly said he wouldn’t support it. Now the fight is moving to individual states and it gives us insight into the challenges facing Congress. The AP reports …

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Amazon Sales Tax Now Reality For Over Half Of U.S. Population

Consumers in more states are about to find themselves paying sales tax when they shop online at Amazon. Online businesses in all states may one day be required to collect sales tax from everyone anyway, but Amazon currently finds itself on both sides of the “to tax or not to tax” argument as it resists tax requirements in some states …

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Amazon Online Sales Tax Lawsuit

Online sales tax – is it constitutional? That’s the question Amazon wanted an answer to when it petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its argument against New York state regarding the state’s right to collect sales tax from purchases made in the state despite the online retailer not having a physical presence in the state. Well, Amazon will have to …

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Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax?

The Marketplace Fairness Act is one of the most controversial bills currently making its way through the House. Those who support the bill claim it will help brick-and-mortar stores compete with online businesses whereas those who oppose it claim it will harm small businesses. Now one group has published a study finding that the bill would harm specific small businesses …

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte To Move Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill [Report]

In early May, the Senate voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The legislation would require all online businesses to collect sales tax for every state they did business in regardless of their physical location. Now after three months, some members of the House are starting to stir in regards to the controversial legislation. Sources speaking to The Hill …

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Are Small Businesses Properly Represented In Online Sales Tax Debate?

The Marketplace Fairness Act has been regularly described as a bill that would help small local businesses compete against the large online businesses that dominate the playing field due to them not having to collect sales tax. This description is a little unfair, however, as it often ignores the growing number of small businesses that are courting consumers online instead …

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Will The House Be Convinced That An Online Sales Tax Bill Hurts Small Businesses?

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a bill that forces online businesses to collect sales tax from all 50 states – is fairly controversial. Some fear that it will put an undue burden on small businesses. It’s a legitimate concern, but opponents may not have to worry as the bill is about to face its toughest hurdle yet – the House …

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John Boehner Comes Out Against Online Sales Tax Bill

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a bill that would require online businesses to collect sales tax for every state – made it through the Senate this week. Now it has to make its way through the House where many expect it to face some heavy resistance. House Speaker John Boehner may just be part of that resistance. The Hill reports …

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Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill, Controversial Legislation Heads To House

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a piece of legislation that will force online businesses to collect state sales tax regardless of their physical location – was set to go before the Senate for a final vote last night. It was expected to pass, and the Senate did not disappoint. The Hill reports that the Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act …

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Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax?

One of the most controversial pieces of legislation currently making its way through the Senate is the Marketplace Fairness Act. In essence, it would allow states to collect taxes from online purchases even if the online store doesn’t have a physical presence in the state. Brick-and-mortar stores claim the bill levels the playing field with online retailers while opponents say …

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Online Sales Tax Bill Will Go Up For A Final Vote On May 6

The Senate really wants the public to know that it’s completely behind the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would require online businesses to collect sales tax from every state regardless of its location. After two previous votes that saw the legislation move forward, the Senate voted one final time in favor of ending the debate on the bill. The …

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Senate Votes In Favor Of Moving Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill

The Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would force online retailers to collect sales tax regardless of its physical location, has gained quite a bit of support in recent days. The Senate and White House are united in passing a bill that they claim will level the playing field between online businesses and retail stores. A new procedural vote from …

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