Here we go again… A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state sellers. The bill, in some form, has been introduced by Senate three times this decade.
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Rather than debate any flimsy arguments, I suggest we ask a better question: What’s the alternative? Do opponents of the Marketplace Fairness Act have another solution, or is “no” the extent of their vision?
Before heading out for summer recess, the U.S. Senate made plans to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from levying taxes on internet access.
If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass, will it really have a serious impact on mom-and-pop online merchants? Jonathan Barsade, CEO of Exactor, dives into the complicated and highly debated online sales tax issue and discusses how proper compliance software will ease the possible burden for small ecommerce shops.
While some merchants say the Marketplace Fairness Act could put them out of business, one industry expert shared his thoughts on what the true cost the MFA will be for retailers.
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 would give states broad power to enforce tax collection on remote sellers. But Congress could learn a lesson from the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.
The True Simplification of Taxation, also known as TruST, is asking millions of catalog shoppers to let the House Judiciary Committee know how the passing of the Marketplace Fairness Act could affect them as shoppers.
The National Retail Federation has released a short video featuring small retailers from across the country expressing the online disparity between Main Street retailers and internet retailers, along with the “urgent” need for Congress to address the Marketplace Fairness Act.
Executives from 11 companies share their reasons why the Marketplace Fairness Act would be a burden to their companies – and to their customers.
Organizations that oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act and those who support it have been extremely vocal about their opinions on the subject. Two of the leaders in the industry, eBay and Amazon, fall on opposite sides of the argument.