ACMA Member Exclusive: October MTAC Report

The October 17-18 meetings of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) were held at USPS headquarters in Washington. ACMA tuned in to all sessions of interest to our membership.  Below you will find our recap, but first please review the following: 1. We’ve hyperlinked slide decks in the headings of the sessions that used the […]

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ACMA Member Exclusive: Gauging the Price of Price Increases

If you attended our 16th Annual National Forum in Washington this past May, you may recall hearing a presentation with Dr. Staffan Canback (right), a longtime management consultant. Dr. Canback has just written a research report titled “The Consumer Impact of Pricing Actions: How the rapid price increases in fast-moving consumer goods are impacting consumers,” […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Legal Corner – Court Shuts Down CA Franchise Tax Board’s Overreach

By David Swetnam-Burland, Brann & Isaacson Some good news from California in our litigation with the CA Franchise Tax Board: Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman, visibly frustrated by the FTB’s repeated and unwarranted demands for details about all ACMA members, has ordered a stay of all discovery until December 14, 2023. That’s the day he will hear […]

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Oct. 31st Webinar Can Help You Prepare for Jan. 21st Postal Rate Hikes

USPS Director, Pricing & Costing Fiona Machado will lead a webinar giving an overview of the January Market Dominant Price increases on Tuesday, October 31 at 2:00 PM ET. Attendees can submit questions during the webinar but can also submit them ahead of time to PCCEducation@usps.gov. Also, if you are unable to attend the webinar, the presentation will […]

PostCom Issues Support for ACMA’s Motion to Suspend 2% Postage Surcharge

On Oct. 16th, mailing industry organization and longtime coalition partner PostCom filed comments with the Postal Regulatory Commission in support of the ACMA’s Motion requesting a temporary waiver to a rule requiring a mandatory increase of at least 2 percentage points above the overall percentage increase for Marketing Mail. PostCom’s filing comes 10 days after the US Postal Service also filed comments in […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Legal Corner – Unfair State Tax Obligations Abound: ACMA Takes Action

By Martin I. Eisenstein, David Swetnam-Burland & Nathaniel A. Bessey, Brann & Isaacson State tax agencies in California, New York, and elsewhere are actively working to strip the protections of federal law from remote sellers. Through regulations and other published guidance, these jurisdictions are reaching outside their borders to impose net income tax obligations on ecommerce businesses whose only connection […]

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