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(Politico)   Online shopping: It's cheap, reliable, and there is a great selection of fantastic gifts out there. Except the cheap thing may not be true anymore as states start realizing this and are gonna start taxing your ass   (politico.com) divider line 14
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2012-11-23 09:59:42 AM
3 votes:
But is my ass really touching the taxes?
2012-11-23 12:22:18 PM
1 votes:

URAPNIS: The $2.99 delivery fee for a pizza, pisses me off more than taxes.


I'm never buying pizza from Amazon again.
2012-11-23 10:49:02 AM
1 votes:
Taxes should be levied to shape behaviour, not as a simple money grab.


/off to buy a pack of smokes
2012-11-23 10:46:37 AM
1 votes:

SisterMaryElephant: Tuba City, AZ
13.725% sales tax rate

/how are smaller internets business owners going to track sales tax rates for over 6,000 jurisdictions they could possibly ship to?


Tuba City? Please let this be real.

*the googles*

YAY!!!!
2012-11-23 10:45:42 AM
1 votes:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
If it stops moving, subsidize it.
~ Ronaldus Maximus
2012-11-23 10:28:37 AM
1 votes:

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Girion47: Taxes aren't going to make me want to suddenly get dressed, get in the car, drive through some traffic lights, hunt for a parking spot, shoulder my way into a store through the cold air, and then hope that they have it in stock, and in a location that makes sense.

Internet wins

I predict a scheme to tax you for that convenience on top of sales tax. I'm serious.


LOL. Next thing you'll predict is a convenience fee for sports and concert tickets.
2012-11-23 10:27:26 AM
1 votes:
If only there was a virtual harbour that virtual boxes of tea could be virtually thrown into.
2012-11-23 10:22:49 AM
1 votes:
I live in New Hampshire so of course I'm getting a kick. I've lived on the Mass, Maine and now VT state lines so I've seen the desire people have to avoid a little tax all over. I've often had friends in other states ask me to pick things up for them and ship them or bring them to them when I visit so they can avoid taxes. I wonder at what point it would become profitable to set up a site like shippingfirendinNH.com where you hire a middle man to freight you all your holiday stuff to avoid the taxes.
2012-11-23 10:21:01 AM
1 votes:
can we just move to a national sales tax and be done with it?
2012-11-23 10:14:32 AM
1 votes:
Oh NOes! I'll never buy from Amazon again if it means I hafta pay TAXES!!!1!
2012-11-23 10:11:10 AM
1 votes:
NannyStatePark: I'm in Texas so i'm already paying taxes on Amazon. But it begs the question, exactly where are we doing business technically?

China.
2012-11-23 10:05:51 AM
1 votes:
The state needs more, damn it.
2012-11-23 10:05:09 AM
1 votes:

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Girion47: Taxes aren't going to make me want to suddenly get dressed, get in the car, drive through some traffic lights, hunt for a parking spot, shoulder my way into a store through the cold air, and then hope that they have it in stock, and in a location that makes sense.

Internet wins

I predict a scheme to tax you for that convenience on top of sales tax. I'm serious.


I remember one year I was renewing my car's registration and I was about to write the check when I noticed that $1 of the total was a check-cashing fee. Then I noticed you could pay it online. I got online and the total was the same. I looked at the breakdown- a $1 Internet convenience fee instead. Oh well, I saved the cost of the stamp. They will get their money somehow.
2012-11-23 10:01:57 AM
1 votes:
Speaking from the small retailer side of things, I don't have a problem with this except that they want US to collect tax, track the tax rates for every single municipality we ship to, and I guess file some kind of tax form with each of those. I sell 50-100 items a month and it would be a huge pain in the ass. I can't even imagine being one of the higher volume sellers and having to do that.

Depending on how involved it was, I'd probably lose at least two days a month to just doing the paperwork. This is assuming ebay didn't implement some tool to help us, because frankly I'd be shocked if they did. They won't even store sales data past 90 days.
 
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