Entries by Steve DelBianco

NPR – Massachusetts tries something new to claim taxes from online sales

NPR All Things Considered – Massachusetts tries something new to claim taxes from online sales Steve DelBianco is on the shameless-tax-grab side. He leads NetChoice, a national trade association representing e-commerce sites. He says under this strange Massachusetts theory, “your business is subject to the taxation [and] regulation in any state where a user simply […]

WBUR – Mass. Will Collect Sales Taxes On Online Purchases July 1 (If There’s Not A Legal Fight First)

WBUR – Mass. Will Collect Sales Taxes On Online Purchases July 1 (If There’s Not A Legal Fight First) Steve DelBianco is on the shameless side. He leads NetChoice, a national trade association representing e-commerce and online businesses. “Massachusetts has this unique theory of electronic presence,” DelBianco said. “But under that theory, your business is […]

Internet Retailer – The online sales tax may see new life in Congress

Internet Retailer – The online sales tax may see new life in Congress Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, a group that represents e-retailers and actively champions the Online Sales Tax Simplification Act option, says he expects Congress to resurrect prior legislation. “There is not yet movement towards a compromise bill, so I would expect […]

Don’t let ticket companies take a fundamental freedom in Virginia

Twenty-five years ago, Seinfeld warned us of the dangers of double-dipping. However, double-dipping is not relegated only to hors d’oeuvres and sitcoms. In the real world, Ticketmaster has perfected the double dip, reaping billions of dollars by managing events and selling tickets on the primary market. For years, Ticketmaster has dipped into the revenues of […]

Overstock, Others Will Report, Not Collect Colorado Tax

BNA Bloomberg – Overstock, Others Will Report, Not Collect Colorado Tax By Tripp Baltz Two major internet retail companies said they will comply with Colorado’s reporting and notice law, but won’t go further to collect and remit the state’s sales and use taxes on remote sales.        High-ranking executives at the companies—Overstock.com Inc., […]