True enough Kevin, but when you're taxed on income the free lunch goes away. Then when you're taxed on how you spend your income, that's just politicians being greedy. And as kfflight mentioned, the (lame) excuse is to make it more even for small businesses. The real reason is to fund pet projects.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted May 08, 2013
I think the big retailers' support of this is to wipe out the little guys who often can't compete on price as it is. There are over 9600 different sales tax jurisdictions, each with different rates and which designate goods and services as taxable or non-taxable differently. It would be a nightmare for small online businesses to comply with this.
Additionally, there are 5 states that do not have any sales tax. Are those states and their online businesses supposed equip and staff themselves just to collect taxes for other states?
fluffy (rep: 2.2k) posted May 08, 2013
I do most of my shopping online because of the lower prices, no sales tax and gasoline savings. Paying sales tax would really suck but it wouldn't be a deal breaker. I think if the warehouse or online site is in your state where the item is being shipped then it would be ok for sales tax to be added. I haven't read up on this proposal so I don't know how it would work. It does seem like it would affect smaller retailers the hardest.
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