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Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide
Fox News ^ | 6/21/2018 | Bill Mears

Posted on 06/21/2018 9:54:25 AM PDT by Poison Pill

Online shoppers could find costs going up after the Supreme Court did away Thursday with a decades-old precedent limiting the ability of states to collect sales tax on certain out-of-state Internet purchases.

The 5-4 ruling called the current rules “unsound and incorrect.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: constitutiontrumped; dakota; incometaxes; momoneymomoney; nexus; onlinesalestax; salestax; scotus; supremecourt; taxcutsandjobsact; taxes; taxreform; tcja; trump; trumptax; unconstitutional
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The White House was 100% behind this naked cash grab and filed a brief in support of it. SCOTUS and Trump have just dropped an atom bomb on small business.
1 posted on 06/21/2018 9:54:25 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Poison Pill

Already in Breaking News:

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

2 posted on 06/21/2018 9:55:54 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ~~Appeasing evil is cowardice~~Francis is temporary. Hell is forever.)
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What about states like Oregon that has no sales tax?


3 posted on 06/21/2018 9:56:03 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 5.
4 posted on 06/21/2018 9:57:30 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Poison Pill

This may have been a disappointing decision, but it was no surprise. The government will always do what is best for the government. The states have an insatiable need for money so anything that increases their revenues was bound to be approved.

Our government is of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats, and for the bureaucrats.


5 posted on 06/21/2018 9:57:41 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Poison Pill

Just internet small business.

And I’m under the impression, the way it’s worded, that it means that a retailer in Washington State, must charge Washington State sales tax on a sale to someone in Oregon because they bought from the Washington state business.

If this is true, a LOT of small businesses who do a lot of internet business could just move to Oregon.

If they are saying the sales taxes at the place where the person lives is to be charged, well, that’s a logistics nightmare.

But the former suggests that the ONLY tax due regards where the business is, not where the purchaser is. With Amazon it’s easy. I’m in Kentucky, their fulfilment center is here. All my purchases get charged a KY state income tax.


6 posted on 06/21/2018 9:59:11 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm using my wife's account.)
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A state’s tax on another state’s exports is unconstitutional (Art. I, Sec. 9, Cl. 5).


7 posted on 06/21/2018 9:59:27 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: SkyDancer

Well...then....they’re not missing anything in the first place.


8 posted on 06/21/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Poison Pill

Huh? This helps all brick and morter businesses by allowing them to be on equal footing with national online retailers.


9 posted on 06/21/2018 10:01:29 AM PDT by Kazan
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amazon is gonna take it in the shorts...


10 posted on 06/21/2018 10:03:17 AM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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It is in line with Trump’s fair trade view. So it should be no surprise.


11 posted on 06/21/2018 10:04:03 AM PDT by CMAC51
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To: G Larry

So why would they take the sales tax then from people who live in 0regon?


12 posted on 06/21/2018 10:04:15 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Jim 0216

This is a good read.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Maryland


13 posted on 06/21/2018 10:04:16 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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And a mad dash is made for all online businesses to relocate to states with no sales tax.

Montana would be my pick for online businesses to relocate to.


14 posted on 06/21/2018 10:05:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals can kiss my bitter clingers!)
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To: Poison Pill

Ignore my previous post. From the article:

A coalition of small business owners, many offering their online goods from home offices, say their profits would evaporate if forced to comply with complex tax rules in all 50 states.

It better be simplified, or this could be a nightmare.

I suspect that it will be interpreted simply and not take into account local taxes.

But they did throw precedent out the window to come up with this decision. I’m still trying to figure out what is unconstitutional about the previous status quo, though.


15 posted on 06/21/2018 10:05:41 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm using my wife's account.)
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If they are saying the sales taxes at the place where the person lives is to be charged, well, that’s a logistics nightmare.

The tax will be charged by the state of the recipient. As for logistics, get real, this is the computer age.

16 posted on 06/21/2018 10:07:24 AM PDT by CMAC51
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It is in line with Trump’s fair trade

His fair trade policy is to violate the constitution?

17 posted on 06/21/2018 10:07:49 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: rockrr

I’ve been paying California sales taxes on Amazon stuff for quite awhile.


18 posted on 06/21/2018 10:08:19 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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It better be simplified, or this could be a nightmare. I suspect that it will be interpreted simply and not take into account local taxes.

It's going to be a nightmare.

19 posted on 06/21/2018 10:10:04 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 5.

This provision prohibits CONGRESS from imposing taxes or duties upon export from a state. It does not prohibit the state taxing exports. Regardless, this not a tax on an expert; rather it is a tax on a purchase.

20 posted on 06/21/2018 10:10:14 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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