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Mar 19 2018

Wholesaler Trade Group Reacts to GSA Online COTS Procurement Report

Washington, DC (March 19, 2018) … The National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW) has urged the Congress and the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure that “an unambiguous commitment to open, vigorous competition” be integrated into GSA-recommended statutory and administrative changes to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) federal procurement through e-commerce [...]

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Mar 14 2018

Update on Marketplace Fairness

A statement was released to the press by the Marketplace Fairness Coalition last evening.  NAW serves on the coalition's management committee.  The quote attributed to NAW comes from the NAW amicus brief in support of South Dakota's petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a  Writ of Certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair.  The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and oral argument is scheduled [...]

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Mar 06 2018

State Sales Tax Collection Fairness Litigation Moves Forward

As reported in mid-January, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it would consider the sales tax collection fairness issue when it granted a Writ of Certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair.   NAW submitted an amicus curiae brief during the cert stage, and has now joined as one of 22 parties to an amicus brief in the merits stage.  Click here to read a copy of the latest brief. The process that [...]

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Feb 27 2018

Internet Sales Tax Issue Moves Forward

The Supreme Court has set an April 17th date for oral argument in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the court case in which the Supreme Court is being asked to overturn its Quill decision which prohibited states from requiring businesses to collect state sales taxes unless the businesses had a physical presence – nexus – in the state.   The Quill decision was handed down in 1992 – a quarter of a [...]

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Feb 02 2018

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Elects 2018 Officers

Joseph C. Nettemeyer, President and CEO of Valin Corporation, Takes Helm as NAW Chairman Washington, DC (February 2, 2018) — Members of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), during the association’s Executive Summit in Washington, DC, this week, elected as Chairman of the NAW Board of Directors, Joseph C. Nettemeyer, President and CEO of Valin Corporation, [...]

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Jan 17 2018

Updated NAW Issue Briefs Now Available

NAW has posted updated Issue Briefs reflecting two pieces of very good news. First, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in South Dakota v Wayfair, in which the Court will review the out-of-date Quill decision barring states from requiring remote sellers to collect state sales taxes.   If the court overturns Quill, on-line remote sellers will no longer have a competitive advantage over [...]

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Jan 17 2018

NAW Supports Continuing Resolution, Obamacare Tax Relief

NAW sent a letter to all Members of the US House of Representatives in support of a short-term funding bill to keep the federal government open through February 16th.  The “continuing resolution” or “CR” includes a pause for 2019 in Obamacare’s health insurance tax (“HIT”) and extends the current delay in the 40% excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans (“Cadillac [...]

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Dec 01 2017

NAW to Offer Wholesaler-Distributors Omni-Commerce Solutions in Partnership with Unified Commerce Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC (December 1, 2017) — The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has announced an exclusive partnership with Unified Commerce Solutions (UCS) to provide omni-commerce solutions to the wholesale distribution industry. The partnership will have services available to the more than 25,000 wholesaler-distributors served by NAW nationwide. Wholesaler-Distributors will [...]

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Nov 02 2017

NAW Applauds House Action on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, DC (November 2, 2017) — Today the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) congratulated the House Ways and Means Committee on the release of their tax reform proposal as a major step on the path to finally fixing our broken tax code. “It’s almost a cliché today to talk about it being more than 30 years since our tax code was reformed and updated,” said Jade [...]

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Sep 27 2017

Wholesaler-Distributors Urge Action on Tax Reform

Washington, DC (September 27, 2017) … “We have been waiting for this a very, very long time,” said Dirk Van Dongen, President of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). “Our industry has one of the highest effective tax rates of any industry sector, and the overwhelming majority of our members are pass-through businesses, so tax reform that levels the playing field [...]

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