October 9, 2012




Online Sales Tax Will Create Ecommerce Chaos

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Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, said there is “big momentum” for federal legislation that would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales tax – …

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December 8, 2011




Amazon Encouraging Mobile Shopping In-Store

The warning signs about confident consumers shopping on Amazon while browsing your store’s merchandise have been evident, and now the ecommerce giant is encouraging smartphone owners to do so. As an added incentive, Amazon is giving customers using Price Check …

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November 22, 2011




RILA Survey: Holiday Shoppers Want to Pay Sales Tax

One-third of consumers plan on starting their holiday shopping during the long weekend after Thanksgiving, and one in four plans to get started on Black Friday, according to a survey commissioned by the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Twenty one percent …

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July 27, 2011




Will Amazon Win CA Tax Referendum?

Amazon.com is going all out to counteract new laws that require out-of-state online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes. The ecommerce giant filed a petition earlier this month for a referendum with the California attorney general’s office, …

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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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March 17, 2011




New Bill May Delay Swipe Fee Reform

The federal government’s swipe fee reform may be tabled for two years if a Senate bill introduced March 15 passes. This means a potential delay in financial relief for merchants who accept debit cards issued by Visa or MasterCard as a …

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August 10, 2010




Systemax’s Fiorentino: Online Sales Tax Collection is Coming

Internet merchants will likely be required by law to collect sales taxes, said Gilbert Fiorentino, chief executive of Systemax Technology Worldwide, on Tuesday during a session at eTail East in Baltimore. And this will be a reality in the not …

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July 25, 2006




How to Create the Most Effective Call Monitoring Program, Part 1

How many calls do you monitor per agent per month? Have you heard the statistic that “world class” contact centers monitor 5-10 calls a month? Have you ever had an agent tell you that it is not fair to base …

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February 1, 2006




Taxing my brain

Only a politician would consider a 103-page document “streamlined.” But in introducing S.2152, aka the Sales Tax Fairness and Simplification Act, and S.2153, the Streamlined Sales Tax Simplification Act, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) apparently do.

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November 1, 2004




DECISION TIME

You need to dig deep to determine whether a second George W. Bush presidency or a John Kerry presidency would be best for catalog businesses. The key political issues of concern to catalogers — use taxes, postal affairs, privacy regulation — obviously …

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