Despite a decades-long downturn in U.S. crime rates, retailers say they’re struggling to curb shoplifting even as they train more cameras on visitors. Fueling the theft, they say, are organized crime groups that can easily sell stolen goods online in relative anonymity.
We find ourselves at the conclusion of the 2019 Georgia legislative session. As has been mentioned previously this session was marked by multiple challenges. Amongst them a totally new administration in the Governors Mansion and in the Senate, a new leadership structure in the upper chamber, public challenges to the Speaker, and extremely controversial legislative measures.
Amazon began collecting sales tax on items it sells in Georgia four years ago after a push from state lawmakers. Now, state leaders in Georgia and throughout the country are setting their sights on the mega-retailer again — this time, to collect taxes from the third-party merchants that sell through its site.
Since 1961, Georgia Retailers has protected Georgia’s retail industry from unreasonable taxes, fees, and regulations. We work to secure passage of retail friendly legislation that have major bottom line impact on retail stores.