Marketplace Fairness Act

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Alabama Department of Revenue to Issue Revised Local Nexus Rule

The Alabama Department of Revenue (“ADOR”) is expected to issue a revised and much less controversial version of its proposed local nexus rule by July 25. The revised rule is expected to be narrower in scope than the...more

‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ Would Change Tax Game for Online Retailers

On May 6, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” which allows states to collect sales tax on online purchases, whether or not the online retailer has a physical presence in the state. If this bill...more

SST Governing Board Considers "Best Practices" Matrix and Marketplace Fairness Implementation; SLAC Contemplates Digital Goods...

The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB), as well as its State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) and Business Advisory Council (BAC), assembled in Minneapolis this week to discuss a number of policy matters related...more

Argument Before Illinois Supreme Court in Performance Marketing Continued to Morning of May 22nd

An update on last week’s post on Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer: with the posting of the Court’s docket book for the May term, we learned that the oral argument in Performance Marketing has been continued...more

Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Passes United States Senate

On May 6, 2013, the United States Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (the "Act") by a vote of 69 to 27. The legislation (S. 743) now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration....more

Advertising Law -- May 09, 2013

Harsh Criticism for Ad Industry Over DNT - The advertising industry faced harsh criticism at a hearing held by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.). He addressed the implementation of a federal Do Not Track program and...more

Proposed E-Commerce Taxation Bill Might be Unconstitutional

Much attention has been paid to the Marketplace Fairness Act currently under consideration in Congress. Understandably, that coverage has focused on whether the bill, which would permit states to require out-of-state...more

Senate Approval of Marketplace Fairness Act Seems Imminent

What is the Marketplace Fairness Act? - For years, most Americans have been aware of an apparent sales tax loophole. If a consumer buys a television set at a brick and mortar store, sales tax will be due on the...more

Instant Messaging: “Vote-A-Rama” Provides Rare Insight into Tax Reform

By a vote of 50-49, the Senate passed its FY14 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 8) at 5:00 a.m. last Saturday – the first time the Senate has passed a budget resolution in four years. The budget resolution is significant in...more

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