Dear Direct Marketer:
As you probably know by now, ACMA's 5th Annual National Catalog Forum took place last week. Among the sessions was one that focused on the rapidly-growing threat to abolish the 20-year-old law established in Quill v. North Dakota, which upheld remote sellers' rights to not have to collect sales or use taxes from customers residing in states in which the marketers have no physical presence.
This threat, which would force remote catalog seller to collect taxes from customers in more than 9,000 taxing jurisdictions, is very real; in fact, earlier this week, ACMA President & Executive Director Hamilton Davison met with Members of Congress on the Hill and realized our worst fears: They're all fully aware of big-box retail's push to overturn Quill, but none are aware of why Quill should be preserved and the implications for an entire segment of the economy if Quill is overturned without true sales tax simplification. Until Hamilton met with them, many said they had heard from no one from our side.
So your action is quite urgent. We strongly urge you to visit, call or email your Members of Congress to encourage them to help preserve the Quill law. ACMA is happy to provide you, at no charge, this link to a Word doc containing tax talking points. Please be sure to read the introductory paragraph for guidelines on how to use this doc. Also, ACMA, DMA, NetChoice and other associations have formed a coalition to defend Quill. We need to your support and your funding. To join the coalition, please respond to this email by including your full name, title, company name, address and phone number, and we'll follow up with you.
Also, at the ACMA Forum, a presentation was given on this topic. Click on the link below to view the powerpoint slides:
Keeping Remote Sales Tax Collection Fair for Catalogers: Martin Eisenstein, Partner, Brann & Isaacson; Kenny Hulshof, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart PC; Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice
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