RRB Radio was honored to welcome Brian Bieron, Director of Government Relations for eBay and PayPal as our guest this episode. This episode is of utmost importance to eBay sellers as there is impending legislation currently being debated that will require online sellers to pay internet sales tax to all states. Brian urges eBay sellers to act, and act now before congress passes legislation that will unfairly burden small businesses selling online. Call your senators now to oppose the passing of this legislation without a $10M exemption to protect small sellers, and let our voices be heard.
John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal recently on this issue. He believes that small businesses are vastly different from billion-dollar retailers, and may be crushed by tax collection burdens. Click here to see the entire WSJ article: John Donahoe: The Mom & Pop Internet Sales Tax.
Do not delay, listen today! Please share this episode with your online friends via social media to get the word out. This episode of RRB Radio is so very important to eBay sellers, we hope you take a moment to contact your senators right away. Together, we are a Voice and we can make a difference! Listen to Brian Bieron’s segment and find out how you can make a difference before it’s too late.
Sharon McBride, Director, Global External Affairs & Operations – Government Relations for eBay, visited the local Dallas eBaybes & eMales eBay Seller Group last week to meet with online sellers to inform local sellers on the issue, and advise on how to get involved and be heard on this issue. Sharon provided several great resources, links, and a couple PDF’s that are very helpful in understanding the issues, and how you can ACT NOW to help prevent this Marketplace Fairness Act (marketplace unfairness act) from passing. It has never come this far, and she urges sellers to call their congressmen, and be sure to sign up for eBay Main Street.
See links below, feel free to print these and share with your local eBay seller group members.
Join eBay Main Street on Facebook ~ eBay Inc. Main Street is a global network of ecommerce advocates run by the eBay Inc. Government Relations team. Main Street members are updated on public policy matters that may affect their ability to buy and sell online.
Here is a video of Brian Bieron’s recent appearance on PBS debating the issue:
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