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March 9th, 2010, 01:34 PM #1New Report: The Harm and Failures of "Amazon Tax" Laws - From the Tax Foundation
This new report from the Tax Foundation would be good to share with legislators and merchants who need educating,
because it's from a reputable nonpartisan educational organization.
New Report on the Harm and Failures of "Amazon Tax" Laws
"Amazon Tax" Laws Signal Business Unfriendliness And Will Worsen Short-Term Budget Problems
"Contrary to the claims of supporters, Amazon taxes do not provide easy revenue. In fact, the nation's first few Amazon taxes have not produced any revenue at all, and there is some evidence of lost revenue. For instance, Rhode Island has seen no additional sales tax revenue from its Amazon tax, and because Amazon reacted by discontinuing its affiliate program, Rhode Islanders are earning less income and paying less income tax.
Amazon taxes also do not "level the playing field" between brick-and-mortar and online businesses; the laws actually mandate disparate burdens on online businesses. Litigation over the constitutionality of Amazon taxes is ongoing, with scholars on the left and right disputing their wisdom and legality.
Enacting an Amazon tax law also sends a signal of hostility to businesses engaged in interstate commerce, runs the serious risk of retaliation from other states and from affected businesses, and undermines efforts to improve the uniformity of state sales taxes."
March 9th, 2010, 02:32 PM #2
This is an excellent report. Definitely worth sharing.Merchants, any data you provide to Google Shopping should also be in your affiliate network datafeed. More data means more sales!
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