High-end grocer Whole Foods is affectionately known as “Whole Paycheck,” even to those of us who regularly frequent the chain. Yet, I have seen a lot of pontificating on how Amazon buying Whole Foods could somehow be a bad thing. Put simply, the class of professional worriers is worried the combination of Amazon and Whole […]
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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Any business that goes online to find customers is finding themselves under siege by regulators and tax collectors from multiple states, despite Supreme Court rulings that limit states’ cross-border taxing powers. READ MORE at The Hill
Online retailers have become a convenient scapegoat for brick-and-mortar stores looking to cast blame for the rapid contraction in retail jobs in recent months. It’s become a such a common refrain in reports about job losses in the retail industry that it has almost become gospel. But upon closer inspection, it’s clear that retailers have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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., […]
Part 1: We’re losing the battle for online taxes and consumer privacy Part 2: The ongoing war for privacy and security in the cloud Part 3: How much online freedom did you lose in 2016?
Online and catalog retailers around the country have made it clear to Congress that a radical remote sales tax mandate would cause severe hardships for their businesses and consumers across the United States. As we enter the “lame duck,” the post-election session of this Congress, we are likely to see an effort to pass the […]