ACMA Member Colony Brands CEO Explains ‘Hidden Controversy Over Online Shopping’

When you go online to buy clothing, furnishings, or children’s toys, you may not realize that your simple transaction has become a controversial part of a political fight that threatens to reduce consumer choice and impose chaos on small and mid-size remote sellers.

States around the country have begun to pass a hodge-podge of unconstitutional laws and regulations intended to force online and catalog retail businesses to collect sales tax on your purchases, even if the business has no physical presence in your state. Their attempts to saddle businesses with more regulations and costs are not only contrary to established law; they also are creating uncertainty and confusion for businesses and consumers all over the United States.

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