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#232695 - 10/08/03 09:21 PM New Threat to eBay Sellers...
gemint
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Did everyone receive this email? Be sure to fight this...

Call to Action: Halt Legislation Threatening Remote Sales Tax!
More and more eBay users like yourself are being targeted by governments as a fertile ground for new regulations and tax burdens. Currently, there is a very real threat that legislation in your state will require eBay sellers to collect, file, and remit sales taxes on every eBay transaction.

Because of a Supreme Court decision in 1992, eBay sellers are currently not required to collect out-of-state sales taxes. That may change with legislation being proposed in Congress and state legislatures around the country to force tax collection and remittance burdens upon you. This is in part driven by the need of cash-strapped states to secure additional tax sources.

What can you do? Start by clicking here to get more information about this threat and how it might impact you. Then follow instructions to join our friends at NetChoice in sending a note to your state and Congressional representatives. NetChoice is a coalition of individuals, companies and trade associations dedicated to protecting your ability to buy and sell online.

Your continued success as Internet entrepreneurs in part depends upon the outcome of this issue. Please do not pass up this opportunity to have your voice heard by your elected representatives.

Tod H. Cohen
Associate General Counsel
Global Policy, eBay



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#232696 - 10/09/03 05:25 AM Re: New Threat to eBay Sellers... [Re: gemint]
njdolphins
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gemint

I have not received this email but if you could post the links that it refers to perhaps that would be of use to anyone interested.

Ron

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#232697 - 10/09/03 07:04 AM Re: New Threat to eBay Sellers... [Re: njdolphins]
gemint
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Not sure if this link will be "hot" since I'm not as familiar with posting on this forum.

http://www.ebay.com/sellercentral/publicpolicy.html

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#232698 - 10/09/03 07:15 AM Re: New Threat to eBay Sellers... [Re: gemint]
aconte
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Gemint,

Thanks for the link.

aconte
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#232699 - 10/09/03 07:25 AM Re: New Threat to eBay Sellers... [Re: aconte]
njdolphins
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Gemint

Ditto! Very interesting stuff.

Ron
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#232700 - 10/09/03 09:22 AM Re: New Threat to eBay Sellers... [Re: njdolphins]
estang
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I signed up with the coalition and sent the letter to my state reps. I'm not a tax or government expert, but I fail to see how the government should be entitled to grab a % of monies being transacted on ebay or another e-commerce site. What service or value is the government doing in e-commerce to justify.

The US Government should be happy that more packages are being shipped through the postal service due to e-commerce than ever before, and be happy with that. The USPS is one of the few agencies that is properly run like a business. I even believe their "CEO" has been recognized throughout the business industry.

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