Government Relations Found on eBay's Main Street
A little known fact is how eBay actually fights for the rights of online sellers. There is a spot at eBay called "Main Street" and all registered users of eBay can join it to keep up with the progress eBay is making as well as the news taking place in the world of government and politics supporting all types of online sellers.
Their mission statement: "To be a world-class government relations organization that proactively interacts with policymakers and elected officials to ensure that eBay Inc. achieves its business goals and enables economic opportunity for people worldwide."
Please support eBay Inc.'s efforts to fight this major new tax burden on Internet vendors. eBay encouraged its members to contact their congress member.
Today's top news on this subject was concerning the online sales tax as reported by the East Valley Tribune: " The San Jose online auction company says the legislation would hurt its business model, which relies on thousands of entrepreneurs who sell goods on its site."
The Sacramento Bee reports: Taxing the Internet is a complicated and still-evolving issue, layered with confusing court decisions and legislation. The bottom line is that very little tax gets paid, even as billions of dollars are spent on e-commerce, to the frustration of Main Street merchants and tax collectors.