Bathia_Mapes: fusillade762: t me. No sales tax in Oregon. Neener, neener.FTA...Under the legislation, the sales taxes would be sent to the state where the shopper lives.So, if an Oregon online business sold items to someone living in a state that has a sales tax, the online retailer would be required to collect the sales tax and send it to that state.And this is going to be particularly hard on small online retailers. However, businesses with less than $1 million in online sales would be exempt.
dopekitty74: So canadians are still free to buy online from US companies without having to pay taxes then?
ArkAngel: Thoguh: I don't have a problem with this. It'll cut down on really blatant tax evasion, that's it. And smaller companies won't have to "deal with 9,000 tax codes" or anything like that. Some vendor will see a business opportunity to run all that stuff for a small surcharge and all the small businesses will just contract through them.Smaller companies won't have to deal with it at all. It excuses all companies with less than one million in online sales.
feckingmorons: This will not raise your tax burden one cent. It will however create an accounting nightmare for the sellers and many smaller sellers will simply close. Those that remain open will have higher tax compliance costs and will pass those costs along to the consumer.
cmunic8r99: YEAs ---69 etc...
evaned: Now, "free" is not actually going to be "free", but I'd be surprised if the implementation costs are <i>than</I> onerous.
Stoj: "States lost a total of $23 billion last year because they couldn't collect taxes on out-of-state sales, according to a study done for the National Conference of State Legislatures."Yes some study. Multiplying Internet sales by ten percent. The study probably cost 8 million dollars.
feckingmorons: You already have to pay tax on the items you buy from out of state vendors that do not collect sales tax if those items would be taxable in your state. Use tax, not sales tax is what it is called. I file my return and pay the tax quarterly as required by my state of residence, Florida.If you live in Deleware, Montana or Oregon you have no state sales or use tax. All others should be paying their use tax as the law requires unless the vendor collects it.This will not raise your tax burden one cent. It will however create an accounting nightmare for the sellers and many smaller sellers will simply close. Those that remain open will have higher tax compliance costs and will pass those costs along to the consumer.If you people had paid your taxes all along like you're supposed to you wouldn't be facing this problem. Quill v. North Dakota was not litigated to save you from paying the tax you rightfully owe, it was litigated so Quill and retailers similarly situated wouldn't be required to comply with tax laws in jurisdictions in which they have no nexus.TLDR version - you already owe these taxes, you don't pay them. Now they want businesses to collect them because you won't pay voluntarily and prices will go up. Pay your taxes deadbeats.
TV's Vinnie: I really cannot fathom why the Amazon bigshots want this bill so bad. If it happens, their sales are gonna plummet.
optikeye: Catalog sales have traditionally been excluded from the state and local sales taxes. (with the exception that the sale company has a physical store in your state). (and I should say most states as some paper catalogs add taxes to certain states).It seems this law is redefining what a 'physical store' is..meaning a internet store that takes over the internet is subject.
dickfreckle: Supporters say the current tax disparity is turning some traditional stores into showrooms, where shoppers pick out items they like, then buy them on the Internet to avoid sales taxes.No, we sometimes do that because the internet almost always offers significantly better deals. If the discrepancy were $5, $10 or even $20 I'd rather pay the difference and the tax and have the item in my hands that day (the shipping savings would likely counteract the tax anyway). But when you're charging $189 for an item newegg.com sells for $99, what do you expect?That the internet undercuts you isn't my problem. The way things exist now, the bricks and the bytes co-exist. You just want a stronger piece of the pie and are appealing to state governments' need of revenue to get it.
mikemoto: The problem I have with this is that it does not address (at least as far as I can tell) mail order operations in states with no no sales tax. I remember years ago I used to buy old coins from an outfit in New Hampshire and never had to pay sales tax for that reason.
semiotix: Vodka Zombie: basemetal: I thought you guys liked taxes....I like society and civilization and all the wonderful trappings that come along with it.Like roads and bridges and, yes, parks.I'm with Vodka Zombie on the roads and bridges, but I also like the thought of all the Fark Independents™, tax protestors, and self-made millionaires (what with their bootstraps and nobody never giving them nothin') having to pay taxes like good little citizens.And when I say enjoy, I mean "aroused by." Yeah, that's right, let me hear you scream, you middle-class biatches. Get ready to take all eleven marginal percent right up your tight little tax hole.
ArkAngel: It excuses all companies with less than one million in online sales.
Thoguh: I don't have a problem with this. It'll cut down on really blatant tax evasion, that's it. And smaller companies won't have to "deal with 9,000 tax codes" or anything like that. Some vendor will see a business opportunity to run all that stuff for a small surcharge and all the small businesses will just contract through them.
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