South Dakota’s “Kill Quill” law mandates that out-of-state merchants must pay sales tax when they serve South Dakota customers. South Dakota enacted this law as an invitation for lawmaking by judges because Congress had not seen fit to award states these new tax powers.
The Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA) would force businesses with no physical presence in a state to pay sales taxes on purchases by customers in those states. And just like the “Kill Quill” laws described in iAWFUL #1, small businesses would suffer most from the new burdens.
The federal Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) was intended to reduce sex trafficking via ads or listings that appear on some websites. We agree that the horrific crime of sex trafficking should be stopped, but SESTA is the wrong solution – written with little input from law enforcement and experts on internet law.
#4 on the iAWFUL is probably the quirkiest one on the list. HR 5190 is a federal bill that would exempt big media companies from antitrust laws – in order to allow them to form an otherwise illegal cartel.
States Asserting Tax Nexus on Any Business Using Apps or Browser Cookies
Massachusetts tax collectors want to force out-of-state businesses to pay the Bay State’s sales tax. But the US Supreme Court’s Quill ruling holds that states can’t impose sales tax obligations on businesses who lack any physical presence in the state.
NetChoice works to prevent barriers to e-commerce. Whether taxes on the Internet and goods through the Internet, non-tech neutral privacy initiatives, or other international Internet issues, NetChoice weighs-in to protect e-commerce.