The Economic Standard: Congress Misses the Mark on the INFORM Act

On March 23, 2021, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act. If the INFORM Act becomes law, it would “direct online retail marketplaces…to authenticate the identity of “high-volume third-party sellers” and “ensure that consumers […]

Stop Internet Taxation Forever: Christenson Writes in the Daily Caller

ACI’s Zack Christenson discusses how legislation, introduced yesterday, would benefit consumers and the economy.  The bill would permanently restrict new taxation on the Internet and digital commerce.  To see the op-ed, visit the Daily Caller.

Policymakers Should Encourage E-Commerce and its Economic Benefits

The Internet has been an incredible force in facilitating commerce in the United States and around the world. Almost in every category, consumers have benefited. E-commerce is giving consumers access to things they could not get before, meaning more choice, and at much lower prices.  A study, sponsored by eBay, shows that as trade moves […]

The Unfair Online Marketplace Act

A new online sales tax bill has made its way to the floors of both houses of Congress, the latest in a long line of attempts to pass some sort of federal online sales tax legislation. The latest attempt is known as The Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill is the combination of three other bills […]

Congress Should Focus on Protecting Consumers, Promoting Access to E-Commerce

Today Senator Durbin announced plans to reintroduce the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would give states the ability to collect sales taxes from out of state businesses. The bill had been introduced during the last Congress. The following statement should be attributed to Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute: “The growth of […]