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2014-04-09 16:26:50

CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The internet has transformed the consumer products space over the past 10 years and accelerated the trend toward remote purchasing. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales accounted for 5.8 percent of total 2013 sales, which represents a 16.9 percent increase over 2012. Businesses are adapting and the once very expensive brick-and-mortar retail storefronts are becoming a necessity of the past. (Photo:...

2014-02-24 23:04:25

Athento has presented a new case study: this time, the subject is the use of Smart Document Management to automate the validation of sales refund checks that have been provided by some retailers. (Source: Athento) Miami, Florida (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Athento has presented a new case study: this time, the subject is the use of Smart Document Management to automate the validation of sales refund checks that have been provided by some retailers. Many stores, wholesalers and businesses...

2012-05-14 02:32:28

Study Reveals U.S Consumers Want Congress to Take Action on Online Sales Tax Issue WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a national survey finding that an overwhelming 86% of respondents feel it would be far easier to pay sales tax on online purchases at the point-of-purchase. The survey was conducted on the heels of the 2011 tax season to gauge consumer sentiment about online sales...

2012-04-25 06:27:24

Push for Legislation Driven by Big-Box Retailers Already Subject to Tax WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Senate Committee on Finance today held a hearing to explore authorizing states to levy new taxes on out-of-state retailers. NetChoice submitted testimony to the committee that documented harm the proposal would cause to small online retailers. The entire testimony can be found at www.NetChoice.org/testimony. "For a decade, state tax collectors...

2012-01-27 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Revenue today extended the deadline by which remote sellers with physical presence in Pennsylvania must become licensed and begin collecting sales tax. These steps now must be completed by Sept. 1. "We heard from a number of e-commerce businesses that companies are willing to comply with their Pennsylvania sales tax obligations, but our original Feb. 1 compliance deadline is impractical from operational and...

2012-01-25 14:09:00

NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments Corp., wants Texas property owners to be aware that the due date for paying property taxes is Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Anyone who misses this deadline will be charged penalty and interest fees that will continue to accrue until the tax is paid. "The Lone Star State is fairly aggressive when it comes to collecting its due," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. "The penalty fees alone can add up to as much...

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...

2011-11-15 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...

2011-11-09 10:38:00

Small and Medium Online Retailers Will be Forced to Comply with Thousands of New Tax Jurisdictions WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation introduced today by Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. would force small out-of-state sellers to collect taxes for states where they have no physical presence, overturning a Supreme Court holding that tax systems are so complex that they represent an unreasonable burden on interstate commerce. "Online sales...

2011-11-09 10:31:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FedTax® joins its more than one thousand TaxCloud® merchants in applauding Senators Enzi (R-WY), Durbin (D-IL), Alexander (R-TN), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Boozman (R-AR), Reed (D-RI), Blunt (R-MO), Whitehouse (D-RI), Corker (R-TN), and Pryor (R-AR) for introducing the overwhelmingly bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act. This bill allows states that have simplified their sales tax laws to require all retailers to collect...