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Congress’ Newest Attempt to Legislate Over Quill

Recently, the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 (“RTPA”; H.R. 2775) has been introduced to the House Committee on the Judiciary.  Its introduction was due to Representative Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) promise to replace the Marketplace Fairness Act (“MFA”; died as H.R. 684; reintroduced in the Senate this year as S. 698), to the National Conference … Continue Reading

Breaking News: USSC Denies Cert in Amazon and Overstock Cases – Taxing Tech in the News

On December 2, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear appeals by Amazon.com and Overstock.com of a March 2013 decision by New York’s highest court upholding the constitutionality of that state’s affiliate nexus law. Read Kelley Miller’s comments on this news in today’s edition of Law360 here.… Continue Reading

Utah Passes Affiliate Nexus Legislation; Urges Congress to Pass Nexus Bill

Last week, the Utah legislature passed both an affiliate nexus bill that will require remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax and a joint resolution urging Congress to pass national, remote-seller legislation. H.B. 384 expands the obligation on a seller to collect and remit sales tax to remote sellers who “sell tangible personal property, … Continue Reading

Idaho Issues Reminder to Online Shoppers; Eye on Federal Nexus Legislation

In a press release issued by the Idaho State Tax Commission on Wednesday, the Commission reminded residents that “while a lot has been said recently about whether Internet sales should be taxed” (a not-so-subtle reference to the growing affiliate nexus debate as well as a recently introduced SSUTA conformity bill–see below) under the current Idaho … Continue Reading

eBay Again Bids on Users to Set Up Shop on Its Main Street

Gearing up for the fight to take place in Congress over not just one but three federal sales tax nexus bills, over the weekend, eBay again reached out to its users through a mass email campaign aimed to increase awareness of and membership in eBay Main Street, the Internet e-retailer’s grassroots network that “keeps [users] … Continue Reading
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