July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Please join the Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, Long Island Business Council, Long Island Lobby Coalition Vision Long Island and P.C. Richard & Son to stand up on behalf of Long Island’s bedrock Main Street businesses on Amazon Prime Day.
Despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of state laws mandating the collection and remittance of sales taxes on most online purchases, the lack of existing state legislation will severely hamper New York State’s ability to collect appropriate sales taxes on out-of-state online purchases. This means the continued inability for the State and localities to recoup lost sales tax revenues, and perpetuating the government sanction preference for out-of-state businesses over Long Island and New York State businesses with respect to sales tax collection and remittance.
We will reiterate our call for the needed State legislation, and we will call on prominent e-tailers such as Amazon, Wayfair and Overstock.com to voluntarily and immediately act to comply with the spirit of the Court’s decision and conform with existing State sales tax structures and standards in advance of the inevitable passage of State legislation.
We will make our voices heard on Monday, July 16, 2018, promptly at 10:00 am hosted by one of Long Island’s most successful family businesses P.C. Richard & Son.
Please arrive 15 minutes early at 9:45 am.