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 people are the final judge on any law; not politicians, not judges.
When the people decide not to comply for whatever reason, the law becomes unenforceable.
That is the whole idea behind civil disobedience. Segregation was the law, now it’s not because people stopped obeying it. It was only after the people decided the law was no longer the law that politicians caught up.
posted on 08/20/2011 8:31:09 AM PDT
("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
I’m an SEO and PPC guy, and I’m on the work at home forums and I have read most times that Paypal rats you out eventually as the “law” states that 200 transactions must be reported for.
Then a close friend of mine just took out Paypal. Eventually made Alertpay and his own CC, be the de-facto transaction source and he has been doing it for 2 years. Z Money is also on the IRS guidelines so people tend to avoid it.
posted on 08/20/2011 9:39:39 AM PDT
by max americana
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