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June 22, 2018

Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax Weighs on Amazon.com, Inc.


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

It’s unclear how the new ruling will effect smaller sellers, but Institute for Policy Innovation president Tom Giovanetti is in the camp of those that sees it as a big problem for them.

June 22, 2018

Supremes' Decision Branded Online Taxation Without Representation


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“In today’s Wayfair decision, the Supreme Court overturned 25 years of its own precedent and decided that states will be able to assess sales taxes on internet transactions, siding with the state of South Dakota against Wayfair and other online sellers," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti, who also sounded ready to throw some tea overboard.

June 22, 2018

Supreme Court's Online Sales Tax Ruling Gives States a Win


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“The decision leaves e-commerce and especially small sellers extremely vulnerable to states gluttonous for tax revenue particularly from consumers and businesses with no representation in their state,” said Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation.

June 21, 2018

Amazon Shares Fall After Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax, As Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Gain


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“The decision leaves e-commerce and especially small sellers extremely vulnerable to states gluttonous for tax revenue particularly from consumers and businesses with no presence in their state,” IPI president Tom Giovanetti said in a statement.

June 21, 2018

SCOTUS Wayfair Decision Threatens e-Commerce, Economic Growth


In Thursday’s Wayfair decision, the Supreme Court overturned 25 years of its own precedent and decided that states will be able to assess sales taxes on internet transactions, siding with the state of South Dakota against Wayfair and other online sellers.

May 30, 2018

Give Wayfair (and Americans) A Fair Break on Taxes


If South Dakota wins, all of us may confront tax demands from states and localities we've never visited and have nothing to do with.

May 16, 2018

Giovanetti: Senate Vote Reimposing Title II 'Political Theater' by Democrats, 'Inexplicable' by Republicans


Any notion that the Senate is the more deliberate and prudent of the two bodies of Congress should be discarded after today’s vote to misuse the Congressional Review Act to re-impose 1930s-era federal regulations on internet providers. 

May 7, 2018

Democrats Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet


The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt by Democrats to misuse the Congressional Review Act  to re-impose Title II regulations on internet service providers (ISPs).  And while this divisive, grandstanding approach will likely fail and even backfire, the ploy shows proponents’ determination to put the federal government back in charge of micromanaging the Internet.

April 9, 2018

The Granite State Goes All In Against Internet Sales Taxes

New Hampshire politicians from the State House to the US Senate have lined up against the expansion of internet sales taxes ahead of a Supreme Court hearing later this month that could end the current sales-tax status quo.

March 21, 2018

Congress Should Not Give Facebook A Free Pass On Net Neutrality


Recent experience suggests that it is non-ISPs like Twitter and Facebook that are the real threat to openness.

 

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