April 29, 2013

Marketplace Fairness Act Clears Major Hurdle

The Senate has set up a final vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act.


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March 18, 2015

NEMOA Attendees Take Different Sides on Proposed MFA Legislation

Attendees at NEMOA’s directxchange conference in Boston last week offered their reaction to the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) being back on the table in the Senate.

A bipartisan group of senators re-introduced the bill last week, which would allow …


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December 4, 2014

Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) launched a television advertising campaign to educate lawmakers on what it calls “the imminent threat posed by China’s online mega-retailer—Alibaba—as it enters the U.S. retail market.” Retailers are imploring the …


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November 17, 2011

Opinion: Amazon Stands To Win Big From Marketplace Fairness Act

Since the Marketplace Fairness Act was unveiled – which would create a constitutional framework for collecting sales tax online – I have received countless emails speaking to the “fairness” of the bill and how it would “level the playing field” for ecommerce …


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November 10, 2011

Amazon Supports Marketplace Fairness Act

Ecommerce giant 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 …




July 21, 2014

TruST Urges Senate Not to Attach “Flawed” MFA to ITFA

The True Simplification of Taxation (TruST) Coalition has written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the U.S. Senate to not attach the “controversial and flawed” Marketplace Fairness Act to the …


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July 16, 2014

Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act will Empower States

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After years of bills appearing before Senate and Congress, could sales tax enforcement on goods and services bought in the Internet finally be reality? Yes and no, depending …


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November 19, 2013

Remembering Daryl Logullo

When I think of Daryl Logullo, I think of Duck Dynasty. The name Daryl Logullo also makes me crave juicy, navel oranges, even though I’m not a big fan of citrus fruits (unless they are squeezed and in a glass). …


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October 29, 2013

Merchants Need to Keep Calm and Carry On

It’s always something.

Just when direct-to-customer merchants think they have a handle on their profit margins, something comes along to throw it into frenzy.

The government shutdown ended hours before the federal government’s borrowing authority was set to expire, …


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August 5, 2013

Proposed Legislation Could Keep Seniors from Catalog Shopping

[caption id="attachment_30597" align="alignleft" width="300"] Outgoing mail at my parent’s house.[/caption]When my mother was alive, she would not let my father buy shirts from Haband. And Mom had every excuse in the book as to why he …


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