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E-Fairness: Remote Sales Tax Collection
February 25, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business owner? Consumer? Online shopper? This is a program you don’t want to miss.
Be sure to get your tickets for the February NEBA meeting where we will delve into the world of E-Fairness: Remote Sales Tax Collection – with special guests Scott Shalley, President & CEO of the Florida Retail Federation and Rob Weissert, Executive Vice President for Florida TaxWatch.
R. Scott Shalley currently serves as President & CEO of the Florida Retail Federation (FRF). For over 80 years, FRF has served as the voice of Florida’s immense retail industry.
Robert E. Weissert, Esq. is the Executive Vice President of Florida TaxWatch where he oversees the research agenda and coordinates efforts to increase government efficiency, improve accountability, and enhance effectiveness.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for states to apply a reasonable requirement that remote vendors collect sales taxes on sales to customers in their state – even if the vendor does not have a physical presence in that state.
It is important to understand – this is not a new tax. Current law already requires this tax to be collected, but it is the responsibility of the consumer to send the appropriate amount to the state.
Not requiring remote sellers to collect sales tax not only reduces Florida’s tax base, it can also create unfair advantages over local brick-and-mortar retailers and retailers with both online and traditional stores.
Evidence suggests that Florida is losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars each year from a lack of collection, which over the long term, could be used to reduce another tax already imposed on Florida businesses, residents and consumers.
Come out and learn more about this important tax issue that affects business owners and consumers and everyone in between!
Costs for the luncheon are $20 for members, $25 for guests; the buffet line opens at 11:30 and the meeting will start at noon. For more information, visit www.nebatallahassee.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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