Ecommerce giant Amazon.com has come out in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, a federal bill introduced this morning by U.S. Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), that would create a constitutional framework for collecting sales tax online.
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The Senate has set up a final vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act.
Last week the Senate voted 74 to 20 in favor of proceeding with its debate on the Marketplace Fairness Act and merchants are weighing in on how it would impact their business.
Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, said it’s inevitable that an online sales tax bill will eventually become law, but that it won’t stop his company from fighting to make it fair for small businesses.
Last week the Senate voted 74 to 20 in favor of proceeding with its debate on the Marketplace Fairness Act and merchants are weighing in on how it would impact their business. Take a look back at Multichannel Merchant’s coverage of the Marketplace Fairness Act with this series of articles and videos.
With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on legislation allowing states to require online and other out-of-state merchants to collect and remit sales and use taxes on products and services they sell, companies need to stay
Less than 24-hours after the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, users across Twitter took to the social media site to express their frustration on how the tax, if passed by the House of Representatives, will impact their lives as consumers.
A group of catalogers and suppliers met with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss their concerns with the Marketplace Fairness Act which passed in the Senate on May 6.
For merchants, that fact that MFA would reportedly help state governments collect $11 billion in lost tax revenue is irrelevant; the bigger issue is that the law makes shopping online more expensive for consumers and complex for retailers.