Ha! Why aren't all the libs in California paying their fair share? Why are they cheating? The compliance rate should be about 70% if they were honest. But they always want somebody else to pay.
But nearly everyone ignores this law, saving the average person $170 per year while costing the state more than $2 billion at a time of severe budget cuts.
Squeal like a pig, b1tches.
posted on 08/20/2011 7:51:27 AM PDT
("Mother...My Couric itches.")
I've been called a tax cheat for refusing to calculate and send in use tax on my Internet purchases (and I suppose I am, but with over 99% noncompliance there are a whole lot of conservatives, liberals and moderates doing the same thing). My argument is that I'm not unwilling to pay the tax, in fact if the state wants to keep track of my purchases and send me a bill, or tax my purchase at the time of transaction, that's fine. But I make hundreds of Internet purchases a year, most under $50 dollars, but some as high as thousands. I'm just not willing to waste my time keeping track of hundreds of receipts, trying to figure out which ones withheld tax and which ones didn't, calculating it and sending it in.
posted on 08/20/2011 7:54:47 AM PDT
The links do not work for me.
posted on 08/20/2011 7:55:38 AM PDT
(Write In Sarah Palin)
What? Don’t the Obummer liberals want to redistribute their wealth? I find that hard to believe. (sarc)
When I buy something directly from Amazon, it ships from Nevada. Why does CA think it should get a cut? Does Amazon have a store in CA?
North Carolina lets you report online/out of state purchases, or they will calculate it for you. Since this is usually based on income, they don’t come up with a significant amount owed by me.
So, I let them calculate and I don’t have the hassle of keeping records. Plus, I estimate that I pay less this way.
posted on 08/20/2011 8:11:47 AM PDT
(Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
posted on 08/20/2011 8:14:13 AM PDT
(When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
The more you raise taxes, the harder people will try to avoid paying them.
Will we EVER learn?
posted on 08/20/2011 8:26:10 AM PDT
(PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
I have always thought that purchases made out of state were not subject to state sales taxes. When did that change?
It’s absurd to think that I would keep records of everything I buy out of state so that I could then pay state sales tax on it... even if I wanted to pay that extra tax, which I don’t.
I’m glad I don’t live in CA any more.
posted on 08/20/2011 9:39:30 AM PDT
(Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
simple solution .. buy nothing unless you absolutely must. even then, only in cash
shut it all down. screw them.
stop helping them redistribute your wealth to their politically favored base
save every penny... turn it into assets (gold, silver, guns, ammo, long term food stores). items they can’t readily confiscate
posted on 08/20/2011 10:18:12 AM PDT
(fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
How hard would it be for the State to contract for writing an application program that people could install from the State website by which to calculate the tax for those who would pay it?
posted on 08/20/2011 10:22:08 AM PDT
(GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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