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DMA Releases Statement Regarding New York Governor Spitzer's Proposal to Tax Out-of-State Marketers
Washington, DC, January 23, 2008 — New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s recent budget and tax proposals call for legislation requiring out-of-state marketers to begin collecting state sales tax on deliveries made into New York, based merely on a link to the marketer’s website.
In response, Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Executive Vice President for Government Affairs & Corporate Responsibility
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“It is unfortunate that Governor Spitzer has again proposed to place a legally questionable tax collection responsibility on the nation’s online retailers, especially after having abruptly withdrawn a similar proposal just two months ago under intense public criticism. Clearly, the Governor’s proposal represents an overreach of authority that will harm consumers and merchants both in
“We remain disappointed that Governor Spitzer has initiated this proposal attempting to require out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax on deliveries into
About Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today represents nearly 3,600 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the
In 2007, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — spent $173.2 billion on direct marketing in the
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