If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Some Guy)   Just in case you're in favor of internet sales taxes, here's why you're wrong   (thestatelessman.com) divider line 91
    More: Interesting, Internet taxes, Louisiana's Mary Landrieu, National Taxpayers Union, sales taxes, electronic commerce, hypocrites  
•       •       •

3573 clicks; posted to Politics » on 18 May 2013 at 1:17 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



91 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-05-18 01:25:57 PM
Recuse WalMart can't compete with Amazon?

/DRTFA
 
2013-05-18 01:26:42 PM
Damn you auto correct.
 
2013-05-18 01:27:12 PM
I was on a site recently that demanded I turn off my ad-blocker. After I did that, one of the links was to a petition to stop internet sales tax...

/I'm ambivalent about the issue, it just made me crack up
 
2013-05-18 01:27:20 PM
I'm against all sales tax.  Fracking annoying for consumers and confusing to keep straight.

The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue.  Sales taxes are extremely regressive though, if you live paycheck to paycheck all those purchases are taxed.  I'd prefer a larger, fairer income tax and banish all these stupid varying sales taxes.

/good things stocks have no sales tax, and the money you make from them is taxed lower.
 
2013-05-18 01:27:27 PM
The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?
 
2013-05-18 01:28:18 PM
FTFA: Constituents already suffer from onerous taxation..

Yeah *close window*
 
2013-05-18 01:29:23 PM
Sigh.

"For a few years now, legislators in the United States have been worrying themselves over the fact that some people have been able to avoid paying sales taxes to them. cheat on their taxes."

"This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least 9,000 of them, and not even specialist organizations can keep up with all of the changing rates."

And part of this bill requires the states to provide retailers with a database of all their tax rates before the retailer is required to collect taxes on their behalf.  It's up to the state to calculate the tax rates, not the retailer.

"Presently, state legislators have no legal authority to impose taxes on retailers in other states."

And they still don't. The tax is on the consumer, not the retailer.  Wait a second.  I thought conservatives liked consumption taxes.

"it would be taxation without representation, since people with retail stores in other states cannot vote on the taxes they must now collect."

Again, the tax is on the consumer (who can vote for or against it) and not the retailer.  The retailer merely collects the tax and passes it on to the state.

These are already taxes that are owed, it's just that the states haven't been real sticklers about collecting them (and it's a pain in the ass).  This just gives states an easier way to collect the taxes they're already owed.  Jesus, I'm a conservative and even I don't have a problem with this bill.
 
2013-05-18 01:30:01 PM
All companies are free to collect sales tax already.  New legislation is not needed for this purpose.
 
2013-05-18 01:30:27 PM
I like this part:

"it would be taxation without representation, since people with retail stores in other states cannot vote on the taxes they must now collect."

Say what? Taxation with representation is all about who pays the tax, not who collects it. And since the article says this is "blanket legislation from the federal level" you do have representation in Congress.

I don't support the issue either way, but TFA is whiny fail all around.
 
2013-05-18 01:32:22 PM

Esc7: I'm against all sales tax.  Fracking annoying for consumers and confusing to keep straight.

The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue.  Sales taxes are extremely regressive though, if you live paycheck to paycheck all those purchases are taxed.  I'd prefer a larger, fairer income tax and banish all these stupid varying sales taxes.

/good things stocks have no sales tax, and the money you make from them is taxed lower.


Good thing poor folks don't pay any taxes.

/Taxes = the check I write the IRS every year.  I'm not familiar with any other form of "taxes."
 
2013-05-18 01:32:56 PM
Fairness: This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least, and not even specialist organizations can keep up with all of the changing rates.

Part of doing business is keeping up with the things you need to keep up with. But since life has to be fair, retail corporations like Amazon shouldn't be able to shelter billions in tax revenue overseas so they can undercut smaller operations. And there should be one set price on an item and no one could ever charge more or less than the set price. No matter what. Let's be fair. Because life is fair, apparently.

Not a new tax: Does anyone, other than political peddlers, seriously believe this?

I do. It's the application of existing taxes to a "new" venue. This is how it should have been from the get go.
 
2013-05-18 01:34:50 PM

Esc7: Sales taxes are extremely regressive though, if you live paycheck to paycheck all those purchases are taxed.


To be fair, this isn't really true. If you live paycheck to paycheck, two of your biggest expenses are probably rent (no sales tax) and food (mostly no sales tax, unless you eat out all the time, or only buy junk food).

More generally, sales taxes are regressive because of one reason: the rich don't spend all their money. If you don't buy things, you aren't hit with any sales tax.
 
2013-05-18 01:36:29 PM
I live in Seattle. I already pay sales tax when I shop at Amazon. Whatever.
 
2013-05-18 01:40:59 PM

Esc7: The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue


As far as I know, the only reason taxes have ever existed is to raise revenue.  What other purpose do taxes serve?
 
2013-05-18 01:42:35 PM
Notice the website promotes the "personal sovereignty" movement.  Nuff said.
 
2013-05-18 01:43:30 PM

Mangoose: Not a new tax: Does anyone, other than political peddlers, seriously believe this?

do. It's the application of existing taxes to a "new" venue. This is how it should have been from the get go.


Actually, it's not even that. You already owe sales tax on everything you buy from the internet, but people pretty much universally lie on their tax return and don't pay it. You're a tax cheater and are breaking the law right now, this just puts the onus on the retailer to collect the tax and pass it along rather than expecting you to actually follow the law and cut a check.

It will raise your effective tax burden, yes, but it won't actually change what the law says you should be paying. This is just a way for the Government to actually collect taxes that have long been owed.
 
2013-05-18 01:54:13 PM

Yes please: Esc7: The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue

As far as I know, the only reason taxes have ever existed is to raise revenue.  What other purpose do taxes serve?


I think Esc7 means that the only revenue some localities have is sales taxes, which is definitely true.
 
2013-05-18 01:54:21 PM

Yes please: Esc7: The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue

As far as I know, the only reason taxes have ever existed is to raise revenue.  What other purpose do taxes serve?


Inhibit action, making certain actions expensive to the point of reduction. At least, this is the intention of a few sales taxes such as on soda and cigarettes.
 
2013-05-18 01:54:25 PM

ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?


I suspect they just chose to buy less crap, but who am I to doubt that blog which most certainly doesn't suck at all.  Not at all.
 
2013-05-18 01:55:50 PM
Esc7 * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-05-18 01:27:20 PM I'm against all sales tax. Fracking annoying for consumers and confusing to keep straight. The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue. Sales taxes are extremely regressive though, if you live paycheck to paycheck all those purchases are taxed. I'd prefer a larger, fairer income tax and banish all these stupid varying sales taxes.
=======================================================

You look semi-intelligent, so I'll offer up this piece of wisdom: Different taxes go to different places. You can't just absolish one or raise another and say it will all work out.

There's 3 income taxes, one for local, state, and national. FICA is a fee, it goes for Social Security. Medicare is a fee, it goes towards medicare. Unemployment is a fee that goes to the state for unemployment. Sales taxes are COUNTY taxes and go to the counties (in the USA). Property taxes are community taxes.

They all go to their own things.

Hopefully soon brick and mortar stores will, for the most part, be a thing of the past. Sales taxes need to still be collected.
 
2013-05-18 01:57:46 PM

rugman11: And they still don't. The tax is on the consumer, not the retailer.  Wait a second.  I thought conservatives liked consumption taxes.

.

Again, the tax is on the consumer (who can vote for or against it) and not the retailer.  The retailer merely collects the tax and passes it on to the state.


This is something I don't understand about the whole "internet sales tax" debate. Why does the location of the buyer matter at all? Why does the retailer need to collect tax based on the buyer's location and return that to the buyer's state? It's a sales tax, not a buy tax. Only location of the seller matters.

And this would be consistent with how things work in the real word. If I live in Maine but decide to saunter on over to Quebec to buy something for whatever reason, the retailer doesn't have to ask where I'm from. He doesn't need to know whether Maine has a sales tax, collect the appropriate amount, and then ensure that money is returned to Maine. He charges only the tax imposed by the laws of Quebec and Canada.

So why go through all the trouble of complicating things for internet sales? If the sale takes place by a retailer whose operations are located in a given state, then that retailer has to collect taxes appropriate for that state and return it as appropriate. Buyer doesn't need to know anything except that maybe buying a fan from some place in Maine costs more, after taxes, than something in Vermont. Maybe you could stretch this to include states in which distribution centers are located, but if a bunch of internet retailers decide to move states because of a difference in sales taxes, well.. that's just free market, isn't it?
 
2013-05-18 01:58:52 PM

jake3988: Hopefully soon brick and mortar stores will, for the most part, be a thing of the past.


Why hopefully?

What's good about vacant storefronts and lost tax revenue?
 
2013-05-18 02:00:43 PM
Continue this special treatment for online sales and you continue to give special treatment to digital commerce.

It is patently unfair.
 
2013-05-18 02:01:02 PM

Mangoose: Fairness: This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least, and not even specialist organizations can keep up with all of the changing rates.



If anything, this still tips the scales in favor of online retailers because of the $1 million exception.  Local businesses don't get a pass on collecting the tax just because their sales are cruddy.

Fairness: This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least


Man, if only somebody came up with a machine capable of doing hundreds of thousands of calculations a minute that would simplify this task.

Computers; how do they work?
 
2013-05-18 02:01:25 PM

Selena Luna: Yes please: Esc7: The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue

As far as I know, the only reason taxes have ever existed is to raise revenue.  What other purpose do taxes serve?

I think Esc7 means that the only revenue some localities have is sales taxes, which is definitely true.


Those places don't have property taxes?  But even assuming that sales tax were the only source of revenue, what's the problem with that?  If they didn't have sales tax, would they find other sources that are more offensive (toll roads, other taxes and fees) or just go broke?
 
2013-05-18 02:04:15 PM
As another note, can we propose that any modmin that greenlights some snot nosed whiney college preppie's blog that just regurgitates the same old tired arguments be thrown to a pack of wild dingos?  Hell, they do an effective job of population control down under.
 
2013-05-18 02:10:00 PM
Your blog sucks. A lot.

Welcome to the Stateless Man radio show and blog, a home for those who pursue individual liberty beyond arbitrary borders, oppressive governments, and myths of national obligations....all while accepting and exploiting all of the benefits of subscribing to those borders and governments.
 
2013-05-18 02:13:44 PM
Since some states really don't compete well in internet sales, and others do, we can look forward to the time when this becomes a basis in a tax revenue stream as the losers float to the top. Luckily they'll be compensated by the more successful states.

The small government idea of introducing 9,000 new taxes into an internet purchase should really help cool off hot sales volume. And cut the delivery staff needed at UPS, USPS and Fedex. Again the collecting of the new taxes should offset the unemployment costs of the law.

If states just go with a one tax per state, there is still the problem of governments and non-profits who are tax-exempt now needed to prove it without the "Just pay the tax. We'll reimburse it, next year if it's in the budget." BS.
 
2013-05-18 02:17:57 PM

ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?


My guess is that they were just looking for some excuse to get the hell out of North Carolina.
 
2013-05-18 02:23:01 PM
Blog is hawking "fairtax" books. This tells me everything I need to know about the writer.
 
2013-05-18 02:23:53 PM

pueblonative: As another note, can we propose that any modmin that greenlights some snot nosed whiney college preppie's blog that just regurgitates the same old tired arguments be thrown to a pack of wild dingos?  Hell, they do an effective job of population control down under.


Seconded.

(janitorfromfuturama.jpg)
 
2013-05-18 02:31:51 PM

Esc7: Sales taxes are extremely regressive though, if you live paycheck to paycheck all those purchases are taxed. I'd prefer a larger, fairer income tax and banish all these stupid varying sales taxes.


This.
 
2013-05-18 02:36:22 PM

jake3988: Esc7 * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-05-18 01:27:20 PM I'm against all sales tax. Fracking annoying for consumers and confusing to keep straight. The problem is that localities usually only have sales taxes as a tool to raise revenue. Sales taxes are extremely regressive though, if you live paycheck to paycheck all those purchases are taxed. I'd prefer a larger, fairer income tax and banish all these stupid varying sales taxes.
=======================================================

You look semi-intelligent, so I'll offer up this piece of wisdom: Different taxes go to different places. You can't just absolish one or raise another and say it will all work out.

There's 3 income taxes, one for local, state, and national. FICA is a fee, it goes for Social Security. Medicare is a fee, it goes towards medicare. Unemployment is a fee that goes to the state for unemployment. Sales taxes are COUNTY taxes and go to the counties (in the USA). Property taxes are community taxes.

They all go to their own things.

Hopefully soon brick and mortar stores will, for the most part, be a thing of the past. Sales taxes need to still be collected.


I understand that sales tax goes to a specific place.  I'm not advocating for defunding the county.

I just think that this mechanism for generating revenue (sales tax) has technical and logistical issues that make it a poor choice.  Having online companies collect taxes from buyers according to location to give back to the buyer's home county is over complicated.

We should be able to fund our counties in a different manner.  I pay state income taxes and I don't know why I couldn't pay County income taxes.

(actually I know why.  voters psychologically react more to income taxes rather than "smaller" taxes like sales tax.  Reformatting sales tax into another income tax would be poltiical suicide)

You run into the same problem with Gasoline Sales Tax.  It is supposed to be for upkeep of the road system.  But now we have legitimate progress with electric cars and everyone is falling overthemselves to put GPS trackers to charge them for how they drive.  No one wants to the simple (but psychologically painful) thing and just make everyone pay more for their car registration.
 
2013-05-18 02:43:11 PM
Oh and another thing I'd like to uselessly biatch about: Why can't retailers and restaurants advertise real final prices with tax included?  I know it is to get a legup on the competition, but I'm sick of having to factor it in mentally all the time.  Other countries do it and it would make splitting a restaurant bill less of a hassle.  They could position prices so there would be less change too.  We're insanely flush with change because every purchase has a random amount tacked on.
 
2013-05-18 02:45:14 PM

pueblonative: Mangoose: Fairness: This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least, and not even specialist organizations can keep up with all of the changing rates.


If anything, this still tips the scales in favor of online retailers because of the $1 million exception.  Local businesses don't get a pass on collecting the tax just because their sales are cruddy.

Fairness: This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least


Man, if only somebody came up with a machine capable of doing hundreds of thousands of calculations a minute that would simplify this task.

Computers; how do they work?


Whiny snot nosed idiot has never heard of Sabrix.
 
2013-05-18 02:50:01 PM
He's right about the 9000 sales tax regimes being grossly unfair and hard to track and calculate.

Online sales tax does need to be postponed until such things like "zip codes", "computers", "internetworked networks", and "databases" (similar to our library card catalog we use today but much faster) spread across this great land of ours.
 
2013-05-18 02:55:14 PM

jake3988: Sales taxes are COUNTY taxes and go to the counties (in the USA).


There are also state sales taxes and city sales taxes that go to states and cities.  Pretty much everyone who thinks they're entitled to a slice of the pie is charging it.
 
2013-05-18 02:58:00 PM

ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?


Which can only lead me to believe that if collection of sales taxes is imposed from a federal, national level, that people will choose to start leaving the US for Mexico.
 
2013-05-18 02:59:25 PM

Mike Chewbacca: I live in Seattle. I already pay sales tax when I shop at Amazon. Whatever.


That's the whole point of this bill.  Amazon is collecting state sales tax now.  And they want to make sure everyone else has to as well.
 
2013-05-18 03:06:40 PM

Karac: ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?

Which can only lead me to believe that if collection of sales taxes is imposed from a federal, national level, that people will choose to start leaving the US for Mexico.


1.  Until somebody can product reliable statistical data that significant numbers of people are undertaking the time and cost of selling their homes, finding a new job and buying a new home in a neighboring state just because they want to get out of a 7 percent tax, I'm going to assume there's more bluster going on there than anything.
2.  Ookay, you go ahead and plant your hiney down in Mexicio with the cartels just cause you want duty free HDMI cables.  That money will go a long way in bribing the local drug lords and/or cops.
 
2013-05-18 03:09:07 PM
Eh, I am ambivalent about this. I can see the benefit of both sides.
 
2013-05-18 03:10:45 PM

pueblonative: Karac: ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?

Which can only lead me to believe that if collection of sales taxes is imposed from a federal, national level, that people will choose to start leaving the US for Mexico.

1.  Until somebody can product reliable statistical data that significant numbers of people are undertaking the time and cost of selling their homes, finding a new job and buying a new home in a neighboring state just because they want to get out of a 7 percent tax, I'm going to assume there's more bluster going on there than anything.
2.  Ookay, you go ahead and plant your hiney down in Mexicio with the cartels just cause you want duty free HDMI cables.  That money will go a long way in bribing the local drug lords and/or cops.


Better act quick and order a new sarcasm detector from Amazon before you're forced to pay taxes on it.
 
2013-05-18 03:11:03 PM

ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?


Yep, as soon as I hit that sentence I closed the link.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-18 03:12:51 PM
The Stateless Man.  Yes, that looks like a reliable source of information.
 
2013-05-18 03:18:22 PM

rugman11: Sigh.

"For a few years now, legislators in the United States have been worrying themselves over the fact that some people have been able to avoid paying sales taxes to them. cheat on their taxes."

"This online sales tax would actually create gross unfairness, since online retailers would then have to collect countless taxes based on the destination of the good. There happen to be at least 9,000 of them, and not even specialist organizations can keep up with all of the changing rates."

And part of this bill requires the states to provide retailers with a database of all their tax rates before the retailer is required to collect taxes on their behalf.  It's up to the state to calculate the tax rates, not the retailer.

"Presently, state legislators have no legal authority to impose taxes on retailers in other states."

And they still don't. The tax is on the consumer, not the retailer.  Wait a second.  I thought conservatives liked consumption taxes.

"it would be taxation without representation, since people with retail stores in other states cannot vote on the taxes they must now collect."

Again, the tax is on the consumer (who can vote for or against it) and not the retailer.  The retailer merely collects the tax and passes it on to the state.

These are already taxes that are owed, it's just that the states haven't been real sticklers about collecting them (and it's a pain in the ass).  This just gives states an easier way to collect the taxes they're already owed.  Jesus, I'm a conservative and even I don't have a problem with this bill.


THIS. Every state with a sales tax includes a requirement you report total amount spent on purchases you made while in the state that did not collect sales tax at the point of sale. This means anything mail order, over the phone, or purchased over the internet from another state needs to have taxes paid to the state you were in at the time.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-05-18 03:19:02 PM

Mrtraveler01: jake3988: Hopefully soon brick and mortar stores will, for the most part, be a thing of the past.

Why hopefully?

What's good about vacant storefronts and lost tax revenue?


Jake must really like buying gasoline and Altoids online.
 
2013-05-18 03:19:09 PM

Karac: pueblonative: Karac: ZombiesAreJerks: The article claims that rather than pay sales tax on things purchased on the internet, people in North Carolina chose to LEAVE THE STATE. What the hell are these people buying that relocating is a better idea than payin the damn sales tax?

Which can only lead me to believe that if collection of sales taxes is imposed from a federal, national level, that people will choose to start leaving the US for Mexico.

1.  Until somebody can product reliable statistical data that significant numbers of people are undertaking the time and cost of selling their homes, finding a new job and buying a new home in a neighboring state just because they want to get out of a 7 percent tax, I'm going to assume there's more bluster going on there than anything.
2.  Ookay, you go ahead and plant your hiney down in Mexicio with the cartels just cause you want duty free HDMI cables.  That money will go a long way in bribing the local drug lords and/or cops.

Better act quick and order a new sarcasm detector from Amazon before you're forced to pay taxes on it.


that's what I get for buying my sarcasm detector on CL.  Besides the obvious armed robbery and case of the clap I have to explain to the Mrs....I mean, freak medical infection obtained by buying a mattress on CL, that is.
 
2013-05-18 03:26:39 PM

Niveras: rugman11: And they still don't. The tax is on the consumer, not the retailer.  Wait a second.  I thought conservatives liked consumption taxes.

.

Again, the tax is on the consumer (who can vote for or against it) and not the retailer.  The retailer merely collects the tax and passes it on to the state.

This is something I don't understand about the whole "internet sales tax" debate. Why does the location of the buyer matter at all? Why does the retailer need to collect tax based on the buyer's location and return that to the buyer's state? It's a sales tax, not a buy tax. Only location of the seller matters.

And this would be consistent with how things work in the real word. If I live in Maine but decide to saunter on over to Quebec to buy something for whatever reason, the retailer doesn't have to ask where I'm from. He doesn't need to know whether Maine has a sales tax, collect the appropriate amount, and then ensure that money is returned to Maine. He charges only the tax imposed by the laws of Quebec and Canada.

So why go through all the trouble of complicating things for internet sales? If the sale takes place by a retailer whose operations are located in a given state, then that retailer has to collect taxes appropriate for that state and return it as appropriate. Buyer doesn't need to know anything except that maybe buying a fan from some place in Maine costs more, after taxes, than something in Vermont. Maybe you could stretch this to include states in which distribution centers are located, but if a bunch of internet retailers decide to move states because of a difference in sales taxes, well.. that's just free market, isn't it?


There's a difference, though, between sales taxes and use taxes.  What we're talking about here are "use taxes," wherein a state (or other locality) taxes consumers for goods they've purchased out of state but use in-state.  My state calls it the "Compensating Tax," and is laid out like this:

"The tax levied under KSA 79-3703 and amendments thereto, shall be paid by the consumer or user to the retailer and it shall be the duty of each and every retailer to collect from the consumer or user the full amount of the tax imposed by this act. Such tax shall be a debt from the consumer or user to the retailer when added to the original purchase price, and shall be recoverable at law in the same manner as other debts. If the tax levied under K.S.A. 79-3703, and amendments thereto, is not collected by the retailer, then the person using, consuming or storing tangible personal property in this state shall file a return and pay the tax, as required by K.S.A. 79-3706, and amendments thereto, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section or any other provision of the Kansas compensating tax act."

The statute also says that only retailers who "[do] business" in the state have to collect the tax.  Now, Amazon has a warehouse here, so I end up paying the taxes anyway.  But if they didn't, it would be up to me to declare my out-of-state purchases on my tax return and pay the compensating use tax.  But nobody ever does that because there's no real way to police it...hence this law.
 
2013-05-18 03:41:54 PM
Wow, that article wasn't even trying.
 
2013-05-18 03:43:29 PM

Yes please: What other purpose do taxes serve?


Backdoor social engineering. Want somebody to do something, tax it less. Want somebody to stop doing something, tax it more.

(If this makes you feel skeeved out, it should)
 
Displayed 50 of 91 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report