If other states copy a South Dakota law, businesses would face sales tax audits from across the country and costly software changes. Divide-and-conquer is a tried-and-true strategy to defeat a superior enemy. It works in war and in business, but perhaps nowhere more so than in politics. When it comes to online sales tax, state […]
About Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco is Executive Director of NetChoice, where he works with members to set and execute the NetChoice agenda.
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Today, NTIA announced its report on the community proposal for IANA transition and ICANN Accountability. NTIA concluded that the proposal meet the conditions for transition, and would effectively protect ICANN from capture by governments.
NetChoice Executive Director Steve DelBianco testified at the US Senate Commerce Committee Hearing – Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority where he discussed the importance of avoiding unreasonable delays on the transaition. Watch the Hearing
Debating Internet Sales Taxes – Steve DelBianco (NetChoice) v UT Sen. Curt Bramble (NSCL)
Emails between taxi medallion owners and the Philadelphia Parking Authority have revealed a too-cozy relationship between the regulated and the regulator (“Taxis, PPA join against Uber,” Thursday). Shrugging it off as business as usual only justifies bad behavior. Read More at The Philadelphia Inquirer
As Congress weighs Internet sales tax proposals, it should look to Europe’s unpleasant experience with the Value Added Tax (VAT) system for guidance on what not to do. The European Commission (EC) is calling for major reform of its current tax collection system for its 28 member countries because the VAT has proven harmful to […]
Governments often use small players as pawns in their global games of chess. Two weeks ago the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-US Safe Harbor (“Safe Harbor”) framework, turning Internet businesses into expendable pawns in a government game. But for the past fifteen years, Safe Harbor allowed data flows across the Atlantic — fostering […]
With Congress back from the August recess, attention will quickly shift to the “Must Pass” legislation that has to be approved by the end of the year to avoid calamity. But there are two Internet sales tax bills that should be on everyone’s “Don’t Pass” list, because if either is slipped into moving legislation, it […]
The sharing economy is changing the way we work, live and play. But nowhere have we better seen the benefits of this change than in our transportation and travel. In just a few years, we’ve added Lyft, Uber and SideCar to our zeitgeist for rides and turned to Airbnb for housing when visiting a city. […]