eBay Enlists Users to Fight Tax Plan
eBay is calling on some 40 million of its users to fight national legislation that would give states the power to collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers. John Donahoe, eBay's CEO, sent the first of the emails out Sunday morning. The message, aimed at users and sellers in eBay's Marketplace, charges that the proposed legislation, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, would burden small entrepreneurs. The Act, which the Senate may vote on this week, applies to businesses with more than $1 million in out-of-state revenues.