WatchDog.org – “States imposing online sales tax aren’t driving business back to Main Street”
“This report is no help for main street stores who see only a tiny lift when Amazon starts charging sales tax,” said Steve DelBianco, executive director of the NetChoice Coalition, an association of small online retailers who oppose online sales taxes. “Instead, tax-sensitive Amazon customers turn mainly to the websites and stores of the top 12 big-box retailers. ”
DelBianco told Watchdog.org the efforts to impose sales taxes on online businesses creates complicated and expensive compliance requirements for small retailers who are already struggling to compete with Amazon and other big online retailers like Walmart and Best Buy.