School of Internet Marketing Instructor on The Marketplace Fairness Act

Jonathan Goodman Discussed Internet Taxation via introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY (PRWEB) - As a controversial bill makes its way through the Senate and House with the potential to go before the President, The Marketplace Fairness Act has stirred up opinions both for and against the bill. Jonathan Goodman, Professor of School of Internet Marketing and President of Halyard Consulting, discussed the act, what it is and its history on his weekly podcast to help listeners understand how the bill would affect them.

“Amazon is for it, Senators are for it, it seems like most of consumers are okay with it – in fact it might be a benefit to them in the end”. – Jonathan Goodman

The Marketplace Fairness Act would require online businesses to charge sales tax to all customers who purchased from them. Currently, taxation is limited to people who live in the same state as where the business is located. Online companies have differing views of the act, according to Goodman. Amazon is a supporter while eBay is opposed. It is a complex situation for both businesses and consumers who are used to not paying taxes online.

The tax rate would be based on the state where the consumer lives and could be either higher or lower than where the company is based. Goodman also discussed how it would affect affiliate marketers who might easily be located in another state than either the customer or the business. This podcast helps to clear up some confusion or questions people may have about The Marketplace Fairness Act and allows them to determine if they support or oppose it.

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About Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is a professor at The School of Internet Marketing and the President of Halyard Consulting. He started his career over 20 years ago at the dawn of the Internet age producing websites for Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA, an MS, and a BFA. Halyard Consulting is an Internet marketing firm, exclusively focused on WordPress development and search optimization. Jonathan is also the author of the well-received book The World of Internet Marketing and has a weekly podcast by the same name.


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