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2012-01-19 09:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and 26 state veterinary medical associations have joined hundreds of businesses and trade associations today in calling on Congress to support legislation that would protect small businesses while supporting Internet sales tax fairness. The Marketplace Equity Act (H.R. 3179), which is pending before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, would close a tax loophole which harms...

2011-12-14 13:30:00

VIRGINA BEACH, Va., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In time for the upcoming 2012 tax season, eSmartTax.com is now offering a free online chat option to all eSmart Tax customers, giving customers the ability to speak directly with customer support. This is the first time eSmartTax.com has offered live customer support at no charge for all products. "The free tax online chat option that we're rolling out to all eSmart Tax customers in 2012 is a more personal way for our support team...

2011-12-14 07:30:00

Tax, Now at Eighty Year Low, Can Be Shored Up for $2.93 Per Average Driver Per Month WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind, 50-state analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) reveals that state governments are losing out on over $10 billion in transportation revenue each year, contributing to an estimated $130 billion drain on the economy resulting from higher vehicle repair costs and travel time delays. State lawmakers...

2011-12-07 13:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) reacted to a new smartphone App from Amazon.com that encourages holiday shoppers to use brick and mortar stores as showrooms to then purchase merchandise online from inside the store. Central to this tactic is Amazon's continued practice of using a pre-internet loophole to avoid state sales tax collection, a move that gives them an unfair competitive advantage over Main Street...

2011-12-01 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Revenue today issued a Tax Bulletin to explain existing sales tax nexus law for remote sellers, clarifying the law and the department's authority to require e-commerce and other out-of-state sellers with physical presence in Pennsylvania to collect sales tax. "There have been many questions about when businesses are required to collect sales tax, and this bulletin spells out the law for remote sellers so...

2011-11-30 17:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK), today released a proposed Equity in Sales Tax Collection Act bill. The bill is designed to facilitate State Sales Tax simplification and collection, eliminate unfair competitive advantages created by current State Sales Tax policy, and to foster growth and prosperity of our economy through reductions of State-imposed burdens on interstate commerce. To view the proposed bill, visit www.overstock.com/bill....

2011-11-23 13:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the thought of Black Friday shopping crowds make you want to go into hibernation? Do the traffic jams near the malls get unbearable? Dozens of "wild" holiday gifts for that hunter, trapper or wildlife fan on your list are just a click away at "The Outdoor Shop" on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). All revenues generated from these items support the Game Commission's wildlife management...

2011-11-21 09:44:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"> Consumers Back Congressional Action to Close Sales Tax Loophole ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One third of consumers plan on starting their holiday shopping during the long weekend after Thanksgiving according to a survey commissioned by the Retail Industry Leaders Association. One out of four intend to get started on Black Friday. The relatively new shopping phenomenon of "Cyber Monday" has quickly become a lure for...

2011-11-15 18:24:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective October 1, 2011, Rhode Island sales and use tax is due on non-prescription drugs, electronically delivered computer software, and certain package tours and scenic tours (e.g., boat, bus, trolley, train, helicopter, and airplane tours). The Rhode Island Division of Taxation also issued the following new or revised regulations describing the application of sales and use tax to the following newly taxed goods and services: Regulation...

2011-11-15 15:20:00

RIVERWOODS, Ill., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, online shoppers will find more states are looking to make sure gift givers also give their state its fair share - in terms of sales tax for online purchases, according to CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com). Last year, online shoppers spent more than $1 billion just on Cyber Monday, and online shopping this holiday...