Entries by Carl Szabo

NetChoice Welcomes the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017

“NetChoice welcomes the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017’s common-sense privacy protections for our electronic communications.  Today, our privacy in electronic communication is protected by a 30-year-old law that is decades out of date.  The Act brings the 30-year-old ECPA law into the 21st Century” said NetChoice Senior Policy Counsel Carl Szabo.

Internet Retailer – Congress discusses a bill that would stop states from expanding online sales tax collection

Internet Retailer – Congress discusses a bill that would stop states from expanding online sales tax collection Christopher Cox, outside counsel for NetChoice, a national trade association that represents online retailers, testified today that Congress should act to keep small online retailers from having to assume the expense of applying the sales tax laws that […]

KUOW – Washington Congresswoman Raises Objections To Online Sales Tax Preemption

KUOW – Washington Congresswoman Raises Objections To Online Sales Tax Preemption “They need help from Congress to ensure that we don’t kill the next Amazon or Facebook or eBay before it even gets started,” added Steve DelBianco, executive director of a trade association for internet companies called NetChoice, in a statement.  READ MORE

POLITICO Morning Tax – Is it fall yet?

POLITICO Morning Tax – Is it fall yet? On the other side of the issue, Steve DelBianco of NetChoice said the legislation is necessary to combat states finding increasingly novel ways to capture online sales tax revenue – like Massachusetts, which recently floated the idea that cookies on a mobile phone constituted enough of a […]

BNA Bloomberg – Digital Sales Tax Bill Set for House Subcommittee Hearing

BNA Bloomberg – Digital Sales Tax Bill Set for House Subcommittee Hearing “We’re relieved to see that Congress is waking up to the problems caused when states reach across borders to regulate and tax businesses in the country,” Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, told Bloomberg BNA in a July 18 email. “It’s reached a […]

BNA Bloomberg – Washington’s Marketplace Sales Tax Law Heading for Battle

BNA Bloomberg – Washington’s Marketplace Sales Tax Law Heading for Battle “We definitely anticipate a legal challenge,” Steve DelBianco, executive director of the e-commerce trade association NetChoice, told Bloomberg BNA July 10. “NetChoice and the American Catalog Mailers Association are now developing legal arguments and raising funding for a lawsuit.” … DelBianco said Washington’s $10,000 […]

Forbes – Amazon Prime Day Deals Aren’t Tax-Free In 2017

Forbes – Amazon Prime Day Deals Aren’t Tax-Free In 2017 NetChoice, a trade association of Internet companies and organizations, and American Catalog Mailers Association (“ACMA”), a trade association representing the interests of companies, individuals, and organizations engaged in and supporting catalog marketing, disagreed. In June, the two organizations filed suit to stop the new rule from taking […]

Don’t Mess With Taxes – Amazon Prime Day and Washington’s new marketplace, tattle-tale law shine spotlight on online sales tax collection

Don’t Mess With Taxes – Amazon Prime Day and Washington’s new marketplace, tattle-tale law shine spotlight on online sales tax collection NetChoice, a trade association focusing on electronic commerce, reportedly is developing legal arguments and rounding up money to challenge the plan. “Washington is not likely to see any new revenue from this law, since […]