Earlier this morning we reported news on a proposed Internet sales tax bill, and how it will end the days of cheaper shopping on the net. We now have an update to this story, it seems that the Direct Marketing Association has now filed a lawsuit against the bill.
They are asking the Colorado in U.S. District Court to overturn House Bill 10-1193 that had passed. We learned that the lawsuit opposed to the bill was filed on June 30 – Marianne Goodland from the Colorado Statesman explains that a decision on the lawsuit should come on July 23.
There are a number businesses who offer products to customers by phone or on the Internet who oppose this bill, they have decided to go through DMA so they cannot be identified by the Department of Revenue – in fear of any repercussions
There are certainly two sides to this argument, those who have brick and mortar stores hate the idea of trying to compete with Internet stores who have much less overheads – so can then offer that saving to the customer. However, consumers do not care about that and just want a good deal – one that Internet stores can offer.
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