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 […]
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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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 […]
Protecting Internet Freedom: Implications of Ending U.S. Oversight of the Internet Watch the Hearing Here
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 […]
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