Retail Finance

Our Focus

Central to our finance offerings, RILA is focused on engendering retail-like competition across the ecosystem, taking proactive steps to limit risks to brands, and removing barriers to financial success for our members. That includes advocating for policies that level the playing field for all businesses and serving as a resource as retailers navigate today's economic landscape and evolving regulatory requirements. We foster collaborative communities of retail leaders that share in those goals and who help inform our efforts in reaching them. In addition, we work closely with relevant government agencies including the Federal Reserve and Federal Trade Commission to ensure the retail perspective is considered in their decision-making processes.

Online Sales Tax

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned their longstanding decision in Quill to collect and remit sales tax on online purchases for online-only retail companies.

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Swipe Fee Reform

Repealing debit swipe fee reform will hurt the retail industry and consumers by strengthening the duopoly of Visa and MasterCard to extract more money.

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Finance Committees

We foster collaborative communities of retail leaders that share in those goals and who help inform our efforts in reaching them. In addition, we work closely with relevant government agencies including the Federal Reserve and Federal Trade Commission to ensure the retail perspective is considered in their decision-making processes.

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Upcoming Meetings

Internal Audit Committee Meeting

  • Aug 25, 2021
  • Washington, DC

Retail Speaks: 7 Imperatives for the Industry

After a year like no other, the US retail industry faces a still-uncertain future. Our latest research highlights seven imperatives that will position retailers for success regardless of what is next.

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Retail Works for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities

Ensuring a Safe, Sustainable Future

RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations regarding environmental concerns.

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Investing in People

Retail is for everyone; the place for a first job, 2nd chance, third act, or a side hustle – the retail workforce represents the American workforce.

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Supporting Free Markets and Fostering Innovation

When policies are fair and allow retailers to compete, customers, communities, and workers all benefit.

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Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

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