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Report: People Buy Less From Amazon In Online Tax States

Researchers from Ohio State have published a paper on the “Amazon Tax,” saying that “only Amazon.com has been affected”. A bunch of states have implemented laws that that demand sales tax on online purchases. Items sold by Amazon and shipped to the following states are subject to the tax: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, …

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Japan Diaper Shortage: The Bizarre Explanation

The words “diaper shortage” may lead some to scratch their heads when paired with Japan. After all, Japan’s low birthrates are practically notorious at this point. It’s well understood that the current generation is hardly concerned with keeping the population growing. Is the report of a diaper shortage due to a sudden baby boom that no one saw coming? No, …

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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 Laws Expand to Three More States

Consumers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee will no longer get a free pass on sales tax when shopping on Amazon.com. Starting today, residents in those states will join the 16 other states in the country that automatically pay tax on Amazon purchases. South Carolina is not far behind, consumers in the Palmetto State, will begin paying taxes on all purchases …

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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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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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Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated]

Update: It passed. Currently in the U.S., state governments are only obligated to collect sales taxes from online retailers that are based in their own states. If an online sales tax bill makes it to law, states could collect from online retailers that don’t reside in their state. Should online retailers have to pay taxes to states where they don’t …

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