Going to eBay Washington DC Fly In

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Wow ! I have been selected to go to Washington DC for this year’s eBay Main Street Washington DC Fly In on May 2-4!

#DCFlyIn17 is bringing together 23 local small businesses from 18 states to meet with our nation’s Congressmen and women and their staff members to lobby on behalf of small business. Let’s get our voices heard !

Make Your Voice Heard – eBay Main Street is a global grassroots action network that keeps you informed and engaged on public policy issues that affect ecommerce. Learn more at  www.ebaymainstreet.com

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NY State Budget Sales Tax Concerns

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 six eBay sellers took a trip to Albany to speak with Senators and Assemblymembers about proposed provisions in the NY Budget.

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Meeting with NY State Assemblymember Peter Abbate

The NY State Budget now under consideration has a proposed provision regarding sales tax on internet purchases shipping into NY State. This change could set a precedent that other states may follow. This provision would require NY-based internet marketplaces to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of its sellers, regardless of whether or not the seller has a physical presence in the state of NY. (for example – eBay has NY offices so they would have to collect NY sales tax for orders coming in to NY state. ) More money for NY but headaches and higher fees for all of us who sell on online marketplaces..

Thanks to Laura Dooley and Emily Shuttleworth from the eBay Government Relations team for arranging the trip and appointments with:

Senator Simcha Felder
Assemblymember Peter Abbate
Senator Richard Funke
Assemblymember Ken Zabrowski
Assemblymember Felix Ortiz
Senator John DeFrancisco
Assemblymember Diana Richardson

eBay Businesses Represented:
George’s Toy Chest – Anastasia Andrzejewski

NYC Fitness, Family & Finds – Kathy Terrill

The Prune Danish – Mendy Lieberman

Whitney Portal LLC – Harris and Gwen Gisel

Hey Viv ! Retro Clothing – Vivian Vivian Hey Viv Vassar

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