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Posted 23 March 2013 - 00:54
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:11
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:23
"Supporters also argue that not collecting the levies is a competitive disadvantage for retail stores, which must collect local sales taxes."
Most retail stores already don't have squat for a selection in them anyway.
Even at those local, retail stores, you almost have to go to their website, to find any choices!
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:45
Goodbye American business.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:50
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:51
... Senate consider binding legislation later this year.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:53
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:58
Goodbye American business.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:16
uh why? you are still going to buy stuff
online retailers have an unfair advantage over local shops, no tax, even though you are SUPOSE to pay the tax to your state (yes you still legally have to report an untaxed out of state purchase in state taxes)..
too many local stores shut down because they can't compete with no tax (not because it cost less, but too many people having a psychological impact that "oh im not paying that here ill buy there then")... heck states are losing that money too, hence why a lot of them are going broke, people paying less and less into sales tax
Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:28
it isn't an unfair advantage it is just smart business. why isn't it? because these businesses should be ashamed of good business decisions for their business? Sounds alot like a certain president who says that businesses are mean ol' nasty codgers and they didn't build that.
truth is, why is this a problem that we must now tax online retail? the answer is, there was NEVER a problem and never was a tax nor was the issue ever brought up that memory serves from day 1 of the internet.. well maybe one time but it was quickly squashed. Point being; politicians and municipalities have mismanaged their funds for so long and are so greedy to fill the sucking void of poor stewardship that they are NOW wanting to kill even more businesses because they are complete ****heads. ok.. went back to reread the OP and the senate primarily Democrats with some GOP sponsors are pushing for this to "give local businesses a fighting chance." I call BS! The federal government has shackled businesses for so long about with business killing or anti business regulations that cost businesses too much to operate that, the big boys have the ability to leave the country and reap profits. Hell, Obama sent jeep to China after the election(remember that in the debate with Romney?)
proof: http://www.redstate....uring-to-china/ and: http://washingtonexa...article/2511703
aside from the lies we were told that it wasn't going to happen???? huh??? Jeep/Chrysler, which is part of Daimler chrysler, can now make fat profits on cheap China labor.
can anyone refute this? no- thank you be sure to tip your waiteress
http://youtu.be/4j8m8L8B7pM referring to the be sure to tip your waitress
Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:43
Posted 23 March 2013 - 15:18
Mostly because it's practically impossible to figure out how much "use tax" you're supposed to pay at the end of the year anyway. First of all, who keeps track of every purchase they make? Of those who do keep track, do you keep track of what each ITEM is? The sales tax laws are all over the board. In Minnesota, for example, there's no sales tax on clothing. No sales tax on food. But prepared food is taxed, as are some things that are food but not classified as food by the state. In addition, taxes vary based on location. If there were only 50 sales tax laws, great, but there's not. How are you supposed to figure out what you really owe? It's ridiculous.
somehow everyone thinks we don't need to pay tax on the internet, when really everyone is breaking tax law by not paying it and not reporting it on state taxes..... states are finally starting to realize this is a problem and that people won't tell the truth and report out of state purchases in the use tax section of state taxes...
Posted 23 March 2013 - 15:32