Because nothing spells “Economic Recovery” like “Tax Increase.”
This is such BS. Many of my Amazon purchases are supplied by small businesses.
Never miss an opportunity to increase taxes. I’ll bet my RINOs are in the yea column.
They’ve been waiting to do this for a long time. THe one part of the economy doing well, and you can’t have the economic collapse/crisis you’ve been wet dreaming about for so long, with sections of it working well.
I thought it was unconstitutional to have interstate taxation?
Article 1 Section 9:
“No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state.”
obama said he would never tax the middle class.
this will tax the middle class.
Hey, Leftist Bay Area Internet E-Commerce Entrepreneurs.....the JOKE’S ON YOU!!!!
Note that "leveling the playing field" always seems to be achieved by adding weights to the fast runner.
Fine. Then we should just refuse to purchase online for six months or so. Guess who’ll be demanding the taxes be done away with then.
The wife and I have not purchased from Amazon since they nuckled under to Texas on sales taxes. And since that time alot of others have too because Amazon has not made their sales estimates with Wall Street for the last two quarters.
The very fist sentence is wrong. Businesses do not “pay” sales tax. They are forced by law to collect it on behalf of the state. This bill give states permission to force businesses across the nation to collect tax for them.
You’ve always been bound by law to pay a sales or use tax on everything you buy. There’s just no method of enforcement for out of state purchases so folks rarely comply. (I certainly don’t...)
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain (raising your taxes on the Internet).
For a nominal fee, of course...
In National Bellas Hess v. Department of Revenue, 386 U.S. 753, 87 S.Ct. 1389 (1967), the Supreme Court ruled that a mail order reseller was not required to collect sales tax unless it had some physical contact with the state.
There cannot posible be an internet versus brick-and-mortar store level playing field.
The internet seller does not have to support the INCREDIBLE overhead of a store with cooling, heating, parking, security, sales peeps, etc. ad infinitum.
The internet will still undercut regular store sales by a huge percentage.
The best idea is to have A NATIONAL STRIKE where no one buys ANYTHING but food and gasoline for 2 weeks.
Surely the house will not vote for another tax increase? Last time I checked the GOP was in control of the house.
What is sales tax?
So tax on “internet purchase,” but if I call the seller to place an order, then no tax?
It’s the online businesses that are at a disadvantage. Sell online and somebody has to pay for shipping. Depending on the item, the shipping can be anywhere from $20 to $500+ (large furniture items, cars, etc.) And if the buyer pickups up the item in person from the online store - the tax is charged so this law does nothing but hurt the online businesses that have to pay shipping.