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Special Report on

Taxing E-Commerce

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As electronic commerce has taken off around the world, countries have struggled to participate in the boom without sacrificing key tax revenue. In recent years, there has been a worldwide explosion in the regulation of e-business, particularly in the area of taxation. Global E-Business Law & Taxation offers expert insight and guidance for practitioners who are involved in e-business transactions. The contributors of this publication, local tax practitioners with in-depth knowledge of their respective jurisdictions, share expert commentary and analysis with the reader. Global E-Business Law & Taxation compares and ...
a proposal for how to make taxing e-commerce easy and fair
As much as I like Amazon and other e-commerce sites, it is unfair to local businesses that they have to collect sales tax, but when it comes to e-commerce sites, it is up to private citizens to report their purchases to the state. Obviously, most people are never going to voluntarily comply with this regulation, so it is appropriate for the federal government to step in and help the states enforce their sales tax laws (if they have them). The alternative is seeing local businesses continue to have an artificial disadvantage. The easiest way to enforce sales taxes would be for the federal government to establish a small group ... market research, surveys and trends
Collecting E-Commerce Taxes Door-to-Door -
For about a decade now, we've successfully avoided the subject of taxing electronic commerce, for good reason. Sales tax has traditionally been the domain of state and local government. Forcing electronic storefronts, especially small mom-and-pop operations, to collect and submit taxes to dozens of different tax collection agencies would be an unreasonable burden. With this in mind, regulators gave online stores a free pass, which has lasted nearly a decade now. For the most part, online stores have been treated the same way as mail-order catalogs, which are not obligated to collect sales taxes for jurisdictions ... market research, surveys and trends


PPI: Leveling the E-Commerce Playing Field by Robert D. Atkinson
States face as much as a $70 billion budget deficit in FY04. Not surprisingly, in the face of such fiscal woes, states are even more determined to obtain from Congress the right to collect taxes on e-commerce sales by remote sellers. The estimated losses resulting from their inability to require remote sellers to collect and remit sales taxes are high -- from between $3.2 billion and $35.4 billion for next year -- and almost certainly a factor in the worsening of states' fiscal positions. 1 Yet, before Congress grants the states the right to tax remote e-commerce sales, they should first require them to dismantle the web of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research 01/26/04 - A Supply-Side Solution For Illegal Immigration
Therefore, he claims, we have to support the Bush Amnesty/�Temporary Worker� plan. Elementary economics suggests a different answer. In the 1970s�admittedly before Jonah�s time�Jack Kemp�s supply-side speechwriters taught him to recite the mantra : �Generally speaking, if you subsidize something, you get more of it and if you tax it you get less of it.� Kemp�s speechwriters� point back then: the U.S. was taxing work and subsidizing leisure , hence should cut marginal tax rates. industry trends, business articles and survey research
Economy: These Below-the-Radar Indicators May Signal Growth
U.S. economists and markets are almost hard-wired to respond in knee-jerk fashion to the latest numbers issuing forth from the U.S. Commerce Dept., the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other government agencies, as well as established industry organizations such as the Institute for Supply Management. By recent measures, the U.S. economy isn't rebounding as quickly as some had hoped. But there's a wealth of lesser-known metrics that offer a more nuanced view of the economy -- and in some cases, these hidden indicators reflect greater confidence that the recovery is on track and sustainable in the long run. One of the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
No good options left for county - Kathy Lambert visits Issaquah
As the political jostling continues over how to preserve funding for county police, human services and public safety programs, King County Councilor Kathy Lambert met with Issaquah business and community leaders Tuesday morning to give her take on how best to address the county's desperate financial situation. Among the ideas she presented to the breakfast meeting of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce at the Tutta Bella pizza restaurant on Gilman Boulevard was the need to combat the influence of labor unions, which she said were making it very difficult to turn the county around financially. Republican Lambert also called for ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Hidden Impact of Not Taxing e-Commerce Gary S. Becker ...
Feb 28, 2000 ... The Hidden Impact of Not Taxing e-Commerce. Gary S. Becker. Business Week. ( Industrial/technology edition). New York: February 28, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
E-Commerce: Tomorrow's Economy -Taxing and Regulating The Old ...
Before addressing the topic of protecting consumers in cyberspace and the issues of Internet taxation and regulation of online privacy, it might be helpful to share with you a couple of personal thoughts gained from my years of experience as a federal official. First and foremost, I am convinced that our Founding Fathers had it right: government should play only a minimal role in our lives, and for good reason. I believe it was Will Rogers who once observed and said it best: "All government programs have three things in common: a beginning, a middle, and no end." Given the tremendous benefits that typically flow from ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
E-Commerce and Internet Taxation
This page includes background papers on electronic-commerce taxation (also known as Internet Taxation) issues, statistics, work being done on the issues by various groups, and several points to consider in examining how various tax rules should (or should not) apply to e-commerce. Below are various links to several other e-commerce taxation papers, and well as legislative information. Outlines and Reports Explaining E-Commerce Tax Issues by Annette Nellen Legislative Proposals Related to E-Commerce Taxation: Federal               August 2004 Update on the ...
29 States to vote on taxing online sales next month!
"I just have a strong bias against having our own business having to compete unfairly with somebody who can send the same product in here from out of state," Heath said. I'm hard pressed to come up with examples that support this. Especially once you factor in shipping. Maybe it should read: "I just have a strong bias against having our own business having to compete unfairly with somebody who can make a web site," Heath said. Why not just enforce 'use tax'? It's supposed to cover mail order anyway, to replace sales tax. If you don't keep records of it, there's a line and formula for estimated use ...
Should US implement the 50% one-off super tax on banker's bonuses ...
I am traveling in UK and here is the encouraging news. It seems the UK government finally gets it right - Chacellor Alistair Darling has come hard on banker's bonuses by levying a one-time 50-per cent super tax. The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, a campaigner against bank bonuses, welcomed the UK bonus tax. The U.S. President, Mr. Obama criticised the ''shameful'' bonus payouts on Wall St. in many speeches. But talk is cheap. Why doesn't he or the US congress do something about it? Bankers and critics have already flayed the UK government for imposing this new tax saying that London will ...