On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court granted states the authority to require out-of-state and online retailers to collect sales tax, in a welcome victory for independent businesses. The decision represents a major victory in a long, hard fought battle … Read More
This month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on sales tax collection that could — long after online commerce has transformed the retail sector in the United States — finally give states the authority to require online retailers to collect sales tax. For both local governments and local retailers, it’s a case that’s long overdue. Members of Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) have joined a brief that urges the Court to correct the law on sales tax.
After years of fighting for a federal fix for the online sales tax loophole, this week, advocates for e-fairness gained a new ally: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided a question over which … Read More
In the next few weeks, Congress has the opportunity to fix a tax loophole that’s been hurting small, independent retailers for years. While big online retailers get out of collecting sales taxes, small, brick-and-mortar stores have to charge customers prices … Read More
For independent business owners, and the customers and communities that love them, e-fairness is critical to competing on a level playing field with online mega-stores. That’s why this week, in a campaign launched by the Advocates for Independent Business and Local … Read More