Survey: U.S. consumers dislike Internet sales tax
Washington, D.C. – The American people overwhelmingly oppose new legislation that lets states force tax collection obligations on Internet purchases made from businesses outside their borders.
A new Mercury Poll of 1,000 likely U.S, voters commissioned by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) reported that by a 57%-35% margin, Americans opposed changes to Internet sales tax policies. When respondents were informed "the proposed legislation would allow tax enforcement agents from one state to collect taxes from online retailers based in a different state," and that it would entail new tax collection obligations for businesses, the margins against it swung to 70% and 69%, respectively.
"The overwhelming results of our survey send an unmistakable message: nobody likes this federal Internet sales tax scheme," said NTU executive VP Pete Sepp. "Not to be lost in these intriguing results is the opportunity for fiscal conservatives to reach out to swing groups like young voters, women, and independents."
Dick’s Sporting Goods opens El Paso store Sept. 20
Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. will open a new store in El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 20.
The El Paso location at The Fountains of Farah will be the retailer’s 20th store in the state of Texas and its 532nd nationwide. The new store will feature more than 40 in-store services performed by Dick’s certified pros.
"We look forward to opening our new Dick’S Sporting Goods in El Paso, becoming part of the community and serving athletes of all ages by providing them the equipment they need to excel," said Lauren Hobart, senior VP and chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Rent-A-Center opens Boston store
Plano, Texas – Rent-A-Center is opening a new store at 1611 Blue Hill Avenue in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston today.
Rent-A-Center operates 70 locations in the state of Massachusetts and more than 3,000 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The company employs more than 21,000 workers.