Mixed Reviews on Marketplace Fairness Act

| Daniela Forte

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.

Amazon Supports Marketplace Fairness Act

| Tim Parry

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.

Wayfair Decision Bringing Clarity, Uncertainty in Equal Measure

| Mike O'Brien

For a case that is being upheld as a bringer of clarity, the Wayfair decision is certainly providing a good bit of uncertainty as well. States, ecommerce sellers, retailers and service providers are all sorting out the practical implications of the landmark Supreme Court ruling.

MCM The Week In Review 5-5-17

| Chris Intili

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Retailers Welcome New Online Sales Tax Push

| Daniela Forte

The proposed Marketplace Fairness Act, which allows states to collect tax from out-of-state online sellers even if they don’t have a physical presence there, was recently reintroduced in the Senate. The effort is being lauded by the National Retail Federation, which represents many brick-and-mortar companies. See what the new measure calls for and how it would impact retailers.

5 Steps to Help You Prepare Now for Ecommerce Tax Regulations

| Matthew Walsh

The clash between retailers and states over cross-border taxation is coming to a head, with four federal proposals currently under consideration to provide a solution. Here is what you need to know now to help you prepare for these ecommerce tax regulations.