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Bob Robicheaux, chair of the Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics Department, appeared on FOX 6's Good Day Alabama to discuss the implications of the Marketplace Fairness Act on Alabama coffers (Dr. Robicheaux appears at 1:45 after a news report on the U.S. Senate vote). 

On May 6, the U.S. Senate passed the federal legislation, which would allow states that currently charge sales taxes (like Alabama) to require large online retailers to collect tax on purchases made by their residents. Currently, online retailers are not required to collect the sales tax that is owed. That responsibility is left to the buyer, who is required by state law to track the sales tax from online purchases themselves and remit them with their taxes each year.

The law would only apply to online sellers that have sales of at least $1 million outside of states where they have physical operations, like a store or a warehouse. 

Dr. Robicheaux conducted research in 2012 that calculated the costs to Alabama of not requiring large online retailers to collect tax on Alabama purchases. The research has been cited by Gov. Robert Bently as reason why the act is needed

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Birmingham’s business leaders are among The Campaign for UAB’s most generous supporters. Hundreds of companies – large and small, local and national – and their foundations have contributed more than $79 million toward our $1 billion goal.

Some were early investors. Others have made their commitments more recently, as opportunities to support new facilities and programs have arisen.

Medical Properties Trust has done both: After committing to a $1 million gift in 2014 to the new Collat School of Business building, the company doubled that promise in 2016.

Collat Professor Chosen by Honors Students for Unique Co-Curricular Program

In addition to the rigorous and innovative courses and service learning opportunities offered to students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Honors College, this fall they will also have their pick of unique co-curricular and extracurricular activities with the selection of the college’s 2016-2017 Honors Faculty Fellows.

New Blazer Innovation Challenge to Reward Student Ideas Through “Shark-Tank”-Style Competition

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