Skip to comments.Get Ready To Be Taxed on Internet Purchases
Posted on 04/23/2013 1:54:01 PM PDT by Jean S
Proposed Internet sales-tax legislation received a huge boost on Monday when the White House officially backed the bill, saying it would level the playing field among online and retail stores by ensuring that both pay sales taxes.
Today, while local small-business retailers follow the law and collect sales taxes from customers who make purchases in their stores, many big-business online and catalogue retailers do not collect the same taxes, White House press secretary Jay Carney. This puts local, neighborhood-based small businesses at a disadvantage to big, out-of-state, online companies.
Now, the Senate is scheduled to debate the Internet sales-tax legislation for the remainder of the week, and the bill is largely expected to pass (a similar, nonbinding amendment was approved weeks ago, 75-24).
The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act would allow a state to collect sales tax on Internet purchases made by its residents, even if the Internet company has its headquarters in a different state. It would exempt online companies with sales of less than $1 million a year from collecting or paying the sales taxes, and it would add roughly $10.1 billion a year to local government coffers, according to the Congressional Research Service, at a time when most states are looking for any and all fiscal fixes.
But, the essence of the fight really pits industry against industry.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
A pox on their houses. Politicians never saw a tax they didn’t like, or think of first.
Better be DOA in the House.
From my High School History I seem to recall that this Country once fought a war over Taxes, Tyranny and Guns!!!
This sounds like it could be a nightmare for small businesses everywhere.
What happens if you get a statement from Iowa saying you owe them $2000, and another from Florida saying you owe them $700 when you believe you don’t. Will you have to defend yourself against all 50 states?
We are supposed to voluntarily pay it in TN but of course no one does.
At least not individuals. Business better pay on out of state purchases (called a use tax here but still just the sales tax) because they get audited.
Big purchases like furniture from NC you better pay...NC has an agreement with TN and they send the state the information.
If you buy a car out of state they get their sales tax when you register and get tags.
I recently spent $28 on something from Amazon.com and they sent me, and the state, an email with the information. While the state won’t come after me for the $2.59 tax they probably could.
Canada requires the shipper to do the same and they will collect from their citizens. I sent someting to a friend in Calgary once and she got a bill for the tax.
Funny they don't mention who is going to administer the program.
And this is also a foot in the door to institute a national sales tax on top of all the other taxes we are forced to pay.
Democrat fairness = You get screwed.
Progressive = Repressive
Maybe its time to go underground somewhat. Trade and barter with family, friends and associates and skip the government extortion’s whenever possible. Starve the beast ay?
wait a minute. where is this bill being introduced? boehner controls the house where revenue bills have to originate. is boehner for this?
So does MN, but I think nearly every state does.
buy everything used .
next they’ll send out the garage sale police .
The tax is on the importer but collected by the exporter.
“It would exempt online companies with sales of less than $1 million a year from collecting or paying the sales taxes.....”
But it would provide a permanent (and therefore illegal) list of honest American citizens that legally purchase firearms and/or ammo on the internet.
The White House Devil is in the Details.
I don’t have much faith.
. Once again, increasing tax revenue for the ever expanding Government entitlement programs.
And once again
.The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money
The WH has never seen a tax that it doesn’t like.
Sen. Richard Shelby (R)
304 Russell Senate Office Building
(202) 224-5744; 224-3416
Tuscaloosa: (205) 759-5047
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R)
326 Russell Senate Office Building
(202) 224-4124; 224-3149
Montgomery: (334) 244-7017
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D)
431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
(202) 224-5824; 224-9735
New Orleans: (504) 589-2427
Sen. David Vitter (R)
516 Hart Senate Office Building
(202) 224-4623; 228-5061
Lafayette: (337) 262-6898
Sen. Ben Cardin (D)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D)
713 Hart Senate Office Building
(202) 224-2315; 228-6321
Cleveland: (216) 522-7272
Sen. Rob Portman (R)
338 Russell Senate Office Building
(202) 224-3353; 224-9075
Columbus: (614) 469-6774
Sen. James Inhofe (R)
205 Russell Senate Office Building
(202) 224-4721; 228-0380
Tulsa: (918) 748-5111
Sen. Tom Coburn (R)
172 Russell Senate Office Building
(202) 224-5754; 224-6008
Tulsa: (918) 581-7651
The States have been whining for this. Evil gluttons, just like our “reps” in D. C.