Just over two weeks ago, NetChoice, a trade association of Internet companies and organizations, and American Catalog Mailers Association (“ACMA”), a trade association representing the interests of companies, individuals, and organizations engaged in and supporting catalog marketing, filed suit to stop the new rule from taking effect. Among the arguments in the lawsuit were allegations that the Commonwealth had not followed proper procedures with respect to the directive.
“We welcome the move made by the Massachusetts Revenue Commissioner today,” said Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice. He continued, “After hearing our arguments in court yesterday, the DoR realized they were in for a prolonged, and ultimately losing legal battle. Today’s actions will greatly benefit Massachusetts consumers as well as Bay State small businesses looking to sell across the country. We hope other states take note of today’s decision by Commissioner Heffernan, and re-think their own attempts to ignore Supreme Court precedent and federal law.”