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.
pedrop357: dumbobruni: pedrop357: Hopefully amazon.com starts putting more of those lockers and similar delivery receptacles in states like Montana, Oregon, New Hampshire, etc.I'll plan my big purchases and have them waiting for me. I'll visit Oregon once to twice a year to pick up expensive things. Even if it doesn't quite work out money wise, the spite/fark you factor to my state will make it worth it to me.in order to avoid paying more sales tax to your state, you will just pay more gas tax to your state.makes perfect sense.Only a little. I have a diesel car ('12 Passat TDI) and could do a Las Vegas-Oregon trip on one tank if I keep a reasonable speed.Even the extra fuel tax for two fillups wouldn't come close to what I would pay in sales tax of my 3 largest purchases this year (and those weren't much in the scheme of things.)
davidphogan: tallguywithglasseson: Supporters say the bill makes it relatively easy for Internet retailers to comply. States must provide free computer software to help retailers calculate sales taxes, based on where shoppers live. States must also establish a single entity to receive Internet sales tax revenue, so retailers don't have to send it to individual counties or cities.Weird, that's right in TFA.Free software and a single place to mail the check still doesn't cover the cost of cutting each of those checks, the extra time the accountant spends making sure those checks are sent for the right amount to the right place, the integration of said software into the existing payment system, or any number of other costs that businesses will now be incurred, even if they operate out of a location that doesn't have any local sales tax. Hell, I can go into Washington State and show my Oregon ID and not pay sales tax there, either, cause they're nice like that.I personally am not an internet retailer, and I still won't pay sales tax even after this goes into effect, but I have a few friends that have internet based businesses who will be effected by this. Since I do IT consulting for one of them, and she was talking to me about the costs if this goes into effect that she'll have to account for, I guess I do have an opinion about this.It's gonna make me some money, and that is good. But it's at the expense of my friend so that other states can make her collect their money for them, which I don't like so much.
Gonz: And, if you want to play that out, this will be... less regressive. It'll still be according-to-Hoyle regressive, of course. But it's not like the urban poor have been making out like bandits by avoiding online sales tax. It shifts a slight bit of tax burden to middle and upper-middle class, primarily suburban, consumers. It's not really going to bother the 1%, it's not going to really be an issue for the bottom 20%. For the rest of us- we get to pitch in and pay our share for civilization. Fair enough.
Nuclear Monk: It's entitled to the tax because you live there, use its roads, its schools, its police force, its fire departments, its state parks, and countless other services
Funk Brothers: It will never pass the House just calm down everyone. There won't be an internet sales tax imposed in most states in the near future.
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.
basemetal: I thought you guys liked taxes....
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