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Online Sales Tax Is Becoming More of an Inevitability!!!

Published July 17, 2012 Internet and E-Commerce Blog, Tax Law Blog Comments
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Have you looked at Amazon’s sales tax requirements page recently? If you haven’t, don’t! If you think I’m exaggerating you’ve obviously not attempted to ascertain whether your purchase from Amazon.com falls within their prescribed formula. A direct quote from their section titled “determining applicable sales tax” states, “The amount of tax charged on your order […]

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What a Website Privacy Policy Is And Why It Matters to You!

Published June 21, 2012 Internet and E-Commerce Blog Comments
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Many people—for good reason—fear using the internet.  Who knows what the website is harvesting from the trail of data breadcrumbs that we leave behind?  Will it come back to haunt us as unwanted spam or worse? California has attempted to address this problem and protect website users’ privacy by requiring each website owner to include […]

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What happens to my “Digital Soul” when I die?

Published June 13, 2012 Internet and E-Commerce Blog Comments
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It appears to be the unsettled Wild West when it comes to the fate of your Digital Soul when you die because there is practically no binding legal precedent established when it comes to how your digital data will be handled. The most recent Federal law concerning Digital media after you die is from 1986. […]

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Opinion BLOG: Can the United Nations Tax U.S.-Based Websites?

Published June 11, 2012 Internet and E-Commerce Blog Comments
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Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators, who want Apple, Google, and other Web companies to pay to deliver content, is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December. To see the full article the link is http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57449375-83/u.n-could-tax-u.s.-based-web-sites-leaked-docs-show/. “The U.N. does not have the authority to impose a tax on its own authority. […]

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For Online Retailers, The Battle over Sales Tax Continues

Published March 25, 2012 Internet and E-Commerce Blog Comments
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Amazon’s recent agreement with the State of California, which requires the e-commerce giant to begin collecting sales tax on goods sold to California residents, is merely a local armistice in the ongoing sales tax battle between online retailers and state governments. Under the U.S. constitution, a state may require a retailer to collect and pay […]

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