Just in time for this week’s Ticket Summit, the legal and editorial teams at TicketNews have updated “Amusement and Sales Tax Laws as Applied to Ticket Resellers” and “Ticket Resale Laws” documents, which help ticket brokers navigate the legal seas around ticket resale in the U.S.
The exclusive, comprehensive booklets, which are updated biannually, offer brokers an insider’s perspective on the new and proposed legislative activity for every state, in addition to staying abreast of tax laws that could directly affect a reseller’s business.
Both documents will be sold at the registration desk throughout Ticket Summit, and they aim to make business easier, by providing an up-to-date reference that’s easy to understand.
“These documents are an important reference guide for anyone that wishes to obtain data regarding the secondary market for ticket resale,” Dustin Brighton, senior manager, Government Relations for eBay, told TicketNews. “It provides a lot of valuable information.”
The documents break down all pertinent laws involving ticket resale and taxes state-by-state, and they offer contact information for the government agencies that oversee those areas.
Over the past several years, a host of states have adopted new regulations governing ticket resale, as the Internet has opened the secondary market beyond their borders. And, various states and municipalities have looked at implementing new tax laws for resold tickets to help plug budgetary holes in government coffers.
“Laws change, and when they do, we provide important updates and inserts to keep the industry up-to-date,” said Dan Pullium, director of government relations for TicketNetwork. “New York is a prime example. Recent legislation there made unprecedented changes in paperless ticketing, and there’s an updated insert ready so everyone understands the new law.”
Pullium continued, “Legal issues can be confounding and hard to understand sometimes, and these easy-to-read documents shine a bright light on the tax and resale laws for each state so that you can focus on running your business.”
TicketNetwork is the parent company of TicketNews.