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Illinois trys again with click-through substantial nexus law

by Skip Oliva February 27, 2015

substantial nexus substantial nexus Generally a state may only collect sales or use taxes if there is a “substantial nexus” between the seller and the state imposing the tax. The substantial nexus requirement arises from the United States Constitution, which gives Congress the exclusive right to regulate interstate commerce. As
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Marketplace Fairness Act will replace ineffective use taxes

by Chistopher Saddock May 12, 2014

Use taxes Use taxes On May 7, 2014 U.S. Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D – Ill.) called on the House of Representatives to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support last year, but has stalled in the House since that time.
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Marketplace Fairness Act Update

by Chistopher Saddock March 24, 2014

Marketplace Fairness Act Update Marketplace Fairness Act Update   Marketplace Fairness Act Update: On March 12, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider alternative proposals to the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which passed the Senate with overwhelming support in May of 2013. The House hearing entitled “Exploring Alternative
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Internet sales tax to be discussed in committee

by Chuck February 27, 2014

Internet sales tax Internet sales tax The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) will inch ever so slightly closer to debate in the House when a special committee holds its upcoming hearing on Internet sales tax issues. “Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue” is scheduled for the House Judiciary
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Tennessee counties seek share of online tax collections

by Lucinda Rowlands February 26, 2014

County commissioners throughout the state of Tennessee are waking up to the fact that they aren’t seeing their share of online tax collections from newly collected sales taxes from online giants like Amazon.
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Amazon now collecting sales taxes on majority of purchases

by Lucinda Rowlands November 26, 2013

collecting sales taxes collecting sales taxes This November, Amazon reached an important milestone for sales taxes. The majority of consumers that shop with the online retailer now need to pay sales taxes on their purchases. This is because 16 state governments, home to roughly 163 million Americans, have passed laws
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