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Online Sales Tax

Farah Mohamed

Top House Republican Revives Online Sales Tax Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) Wednesday released seven principles for crafting a House version of an Internet...

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Online Sales Tax (And Bikinis)

Rory Rawlings | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
Rory Rawlings

The Marketplace Fairness Act could dramatically change sales tax compliance requirements for small businesses that are not preparing today. Whether selling bikinis to starlets or skateboards to CEOs, the smart money is on businesses that prepare now, not later.

How to Pick a "Showroomer" Out of the Crowd

John Dick | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
John Dick

Do you know who "showrooms?" Tall people. Yes, tall people. Someone who says they are taller than their peers is 48 percent more likely to walk into a store to see a product, only to then leave and buy that product somewhere else online.

Why the Internet Sales Tax Increase Is a Dream Crusher for Small Business

Steven Power | Posted 07.08.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

While the future of the legislation remains uncertain, it's time for our government to take a deeper look into the real impact this legislation will have on the little guys. U.S. small businesses are millions and millions strong and growing at astonishing rates.

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Supporters Hope Messaging Wins Over Conservatives

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the U.S. Senate on Monday gave overwhelming support to a bill to empower states to collect sales tax on online purchases, chances ...

Shopping Online May Be About To Get More Expensive

AP | ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Congress is considering legislation that would give states the ability to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes. If the me...

Senate Takes Up Internet Sales Tax Measure

Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Senate is aiming to help traditional retailers and financially strapped state and loc...

"Grover Norquist Did Not Elect You": Republicans in Disarray Over Online Sales Taxes

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Don't get me wrong, this bill is right on the merits. Internet giants like Amazon.com do not deserve protection against mom-and-pop stores. But stories of Republicans in disarray, well, that's the kind of icing on top that makes any cake all the more delicious.

Opponents Face Steep Climb To Defeat Bill

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bill to require Internet shoppers to pay sales taxes for online purchases may be cruising through the Senate but it will soon hit...

Ryan Grim

Senate Battles Over Online Sales Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Merchants, bankers, small businesses, bizarre coalitions, Dick Durbin and Mike Enzi: The Senate is re-enacting its great swipe fee battl...

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

EBay Deploys New Weapon In Online Sales Tax Battle

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace on Su...

John Celock

Senators Back $23.3 Billion Online Sales Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to allow state and local governments to collect sales taxes from online purchases received key support in the United States Se...

John Celock

States Ask Feds To End 'Uncertainty'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling for an end to "uncertainty" from the federal government, along with greater flexibility for state governments, the leaders of th...

John Celock

15 States To Take On Tax Reform In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen states are likely to see some sort of tax reform legislation in 2013, according to a study released Wednesday by the Institute o...

John Celock

Federal 'Uncertainty' Complicates State Fiscal Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Increased health care spending and uncertainty from the federal government over spending has complicated the fiscal picture for states a...

John Celock

Lawmakers Push Conservative Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's state legislators are spread out across Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon lobbying Congress for the ability to place a sales...

Here's How Much Online Sales Tax Will Cost You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.10.2012 | Money

Prepare to say goodbye to the good old days of tax-free online shopping. A new rule allowing states to collect online sales tax is likely to be passed...

States Miss Out Out On Billions As Online Sales Taxes Go Uncollected

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

State governments are losing out on much-needed tax revenue from rich online retailers, even as they're forced to lay off teachers and policemen. T...

Mall Giant Files Suit Over Amazon Sales Tax

AP | By KEN KUSMER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Shopping mall giant Simon Property Group sued the Indiana Department of Revenue on Thursday to try to force it to collect taxes from A...

10 States With the Highest Combined Sales Tax Rates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Sales tax revenue has plummeted since the start of the recession. And for certain states, that's been a particularly big blow. Of course, sales ta...

Dot-com Deadbeats

Kenneth Kales | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

Yes, you and I always have paid the sales tax on what we buy in a store. It is a populist approach and we have accepted it. But that's largely not the case when we buy online.

Should You Boycott Amazon?

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books

Amazon is facing a boycott from a coalition of nonprofits in California over its opposition to an internet sales tax. The group is calling for users t...

Amazon To Fight California Tax

Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com Inc. says the California Attorney General's Office has approved its petition for a referendum tha...