Forty-five-year-old Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colo., was named the 2018 PW Bookstore of the Year by a panel of industry judges. The bookstore has been a pioneer in a number of industry initiatives. It was, for example, the first store to buy on Edelweiss and one of the pioneers in setting up consignment sections dedicated to specific publishers. Bookstore owner David Bolduc, who founded the bookstore in 1973, was also the co-founder of the country's first local first organization, the Boulder Independent Business Alliance. He co-founded the Boulder County Farmers' Market as well. "David has been a leader in many facets of our community," said Sean Maher, CEO of the Downtown Boulder Partnership, adding that the bookstore is "an absolute landmark. And we are thrilled that they are part of our community."
It’s been a year since the Supreme Court ruled by the slightest margin in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., and most states have had time to enact legislation imposing sales tax obligations on remote marketers. Few states, however, have paid any mind to Wayfair’s direction to simplify tax regimes via the Streamlined Sales Tax project or similar measures. In fact, states have shown little interest in reducing burdens on out-of-state businesses.
With this in mind, ACMA and our partner organization NetChoice would like to invite you to our free webinar on Monday, June 24th at 1:00 pm Eastern Time to explain the state of play and our litigation path to combat excessive state laws. Because negotiating from a position of strength is the only thing departments of revenue respect, we’ll explain why it is essential to bring a legal test case to challenge states that are ignoring the Wayfair factors and going well beyond Wayfair.
The purpose of this litigation is to establish judicial pressure on states to adopt laws consistent with the Wayfair simplification factors while sending a message to Congress that this remains contentious and problematic. In the absence of litigation, Congress is not inclined to weigh in on the matter.
Presenters George Isaacson and Martin Eisenstein, senior partners at Brann & Isaacson; Steve DelBianco, president of NetChoice; and Hamilton Davison, president of ACMA, will explain how suing one or more states is critical to establish the legal foundation for state taxation and regulation of remote sellers.