This week, the American Booksellers Association published an updated “Sales Tax Fairness FAQ.” The FAQ provides booksellers with quick, easy-to-understand answers to some of the more common questions asked about ABA’s sales tax fairness advocacy efforts.
Since the campaign for sales tax fairness has changed significantly over time, most notably with the introduction of federal legislation that has garnered significant momentum this past year, the time was right to update the document, said ABA CEO Oren Teicher.
“So much of our advocacy success hinges upon the grassroots outreach of our booksellers,” Teicher explained. “With that in mind – and knowing how busy our bookstore members are – our advocacy pages on BookWeb.org are built with the goal of making that outreach as easy as possible. Sales tax fairness, at first glance, can seem to be a complicated topic, but booksellers have a unique perspective on the real-life effects of sales tax inequity, and they – together with a broad coalition of Main Street retailers – have been powerful voices in the fight for e-fairness. The FAQ provides booksellers with clear, concise answers to the most common questions and explains why it is so important to their business.”
The updated FAQ is available to ABA members at bookweb.org/advocacy/salestax/efairness.html.
Booksellers are encouraged to write to their U.S. senators and representatives as well as their governor to express their support for the sales tax fairness bills currently under consideration in Congress. ABA has created an “E-Fairness Action Kit (E-FACT)” to make this outreach easier.