Shop.org recently announced that they'd be increasing their lobbying efforts on behalf of online retailers. Good stuff. Our fast-growing industry needs our views represented in DC. Here's a fresh press release on nexus and internet taxation. Thanks, Leigh, for emailing this along.
For Immediate Release -- Sept 27, 2007 Shop.org Asks Senate to Make Internet Tax Moratorium Permanent Washington, September 27, 2007—Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, has asked members of the U.S. Senate to support a permanent extension of the ban against multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce. The Senate Commerce Committee is expected to consider a permanent Internet tax moratorium in an Executive Session today. “Permanently extending the Internet tax moratorium will broaden the reach of technology and help eliminate what remains of the “digital divide,”” said Scott Silverman, Executive Director of Shop.org, in a letter sent to members of the Senate Commerce Committee. “The moratorium helps to ensure that all Americans have affordable access to the Internet and can connect with those businesses that can best serve their needs.”Just as Shop.org is increasing their focus from the nuts and bolts of online retail to the political arena, so should we all. Get involved on this important issue, either through Shop.org or by contacting your representatives directly. link to press release
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