RhinoFish - 4:51 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
If it passes, it will affect most of my clients, who do more than a million in online sales per year, but only have physical presence in one state.
Until other states pass laws saying your clients affiliates constitute a nexus elsewhere... states are making specious, damaging arguments / laws, that will take decades for courts to over turn. The MFA is those stores saying "make it simple for us, and we'll play". Point being, if the MFA doesn't pass, the idea that single state nexus will save them from many hassles, is a false premise. States will be coming after them with other nexus arguments - the MFA gets rid of those arguments and hassles, it makes nexus moot, and provides an easy to administer solution for your clients. States pay for the CSPs who provide the technology, and consumers pay the sales taxes they're supposed to be paying now. Without it, the merchants are the focus of many nexus efforts, by many states.