Skip to comments.7 reasons Alabamians should oppose the online sales tax money grab
Posted on 02/24/2014 5:19:10 PM PST by plain talk
Over the weekend, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley voiced his support for the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which should be more approprietly named the Internet Sales Tax Mandate. Bentley estimated that Alabamas beleaguered General Fund budget would gain roughly $150 million a year if online retailers were forced to collect taxes for things they sell online to consumers all over the country.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill last year that exempted businesses with under $1 million in annual revenue from having to collect the tax, but Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, is said to be working on a new version of the Internet Sales Tax Mandate that would remove that exemption and impact all small businesses.
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I just got my “bill” from Amazon ... saying the taxes due for SC. I sent to bill to my congressman ... I didn’t vote for it, he did. He can pay it. Time for some civil disobedience folks ... they’ll keep it up until we stop them.
Here is an idea: make the marketplace MORE FAIR by GETTING RID OF THE TAX brick and mortar businesses must pay!!!
I guess even AL Republicans need to tea party their leaders.
The politicians who think the government has enough of your money are few and far between.
Albanians shouldn’t be forced to pay online sales taxes! They’re poor enough, as it is, living in a third world country and all! We should just leave them alone.
Oh...Alabamians. I’m sorry. Never mind.
Good one. Now here in Alaska, we don’t have state sales or income taxes. So does that mean the online sales tax wouldn’t affect me if I purchased something in a state with sales tax? Up here, not having many, we are kinda ignorant concerning state taxes.
No, it shouldn’t affect you. Only residents of the goofy states with online sales taxes will be bothered as far as I know.