Thursday, August 25, 2011

Peter Lee Named as ED of Exchange/ Out of State Internet Tax Collections

It was announced this morning that Peter Lee has been named as Executive Director of the California Health Benefit Exchange. I think this is good news for California small businesses because he has a wealth of health policy experience. He was Executive Director of the Pacific Business Group on health running Pac Advantage.

I know Peter well as he was involved in my being appointed to the Board of Pacific Business Group on Health. This organization has around 50 large companies that have over 3 million employees covered by their health plans..
Peter has over 25 years experience in health policy.
Peter currently serves as Deputy Director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for M3edicare and Medicaid Services in Washington DC.

Small Business California is going to be very active in trying to maintain the collection of sales tax by out of state internet companies when they make sales in California. As I think you all know this was part of the Governors budget. Amazon is currently in the process of trying to get a measure on the June ballot to repeal this. I am going to be writing pieces on why this will help small business brick and mortar stores and why it will help small businesses by eliminating paperwork in the maintenance of receipts and paying the use tax.
If you are a businesses that is impacted please let me know and what this means to you.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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