Entries by Carl Szabo

Hoosier Internet sales tax bill is ill advised

The U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court precedent protect Indiana’s businesses from the scourge of Chicago and New York tax collectors. Today, Indiana businesses, whether selling online, over the phone or via catalog, only must collect sales taxes for purchases to Indiana consumers. The businesses only must file taxes with the Indiana tax collectors and face […]

POLITICO – Morning Tax: NOT A FAN

POLITICO – Morning Tax: NOT A FAN Eight out of 10 people in Colorado aren’t big fans of a law that forces retailers to tell the state government about purchases made from them, in order to ensure that use taxes on those purchases are made. Two-thirds of people in Colorado also say the law violates […]

BNA Bloomberg – Most Colorado Residents Oppose Reporting Law: NetChoice

BNA Bloomberg – Most Colorado Residents Oppose Reporting Law: NetChoice “Colorado consumers are in for a rude privacy shock when this law goes into full effect,” Steve DelBianco, NetChoice Executive Director, said in a statement. “In many cases, linking a particular retailer to a specific customer will give the state information on that individual’s health […]

State Tax Notes – Tennessee Officials Push for Adoption of Remote Sales Tax Regulation

State Tax Notes – Tennessee Officials Push for Adoption of Remote Sales Tax Regulation Opponents claimed the issue isn’t so black and white. Carl Szabo, senior policy counsel at NetChoice, argued that numerous out-of-state online retailers are already collecting sales tax and remitting it to Tennessee. He also argued the rule would be bad for […]

State Legislature’s Magazine – Smile, the Camera’s on You

State Legislature’s Magazine – Smile, the Camera’s on You Carl Szabo, a senior policy counsel at NetChoice, an association for online companies, says that because “the legislative process cannot move at the speed of technology,” the industry has recently published privacy guidelines for the use facial recognition. They recommend businesses: Be transparent about using the […]

Why is San Francisco trying to strangle its golden goose?

Detroit doesn’t place burdensome regulations on automobile manufacturers; Idaho doesn’t put undue restrictions and hurdles in front of potato farmers; and California takes steps to protect its farmers — because these industries are part of the lifeblood and identity of their respective states. These industries do more than just create jobs, tax revenue and prestige […]

Let New Yorkers advertise extra space

Home-sharing and short-term rentals have been a boon to New Yorkers and other citizens across the country, enabling homeowners to better afford skyrocketing rents and home prices in the nation’s hottest real estate markets. In addition, it has provided tourists and business travelers with additional lodging options and kept neighborhood restaurants and businesses bustling. READ MORE […]