You mean buying through Amazon from out of state vendors will help you avoid the state sales tax?
Prime Member here.
When they start charging tax in Merryland I’m out.
Then I will short Amazon.
Amazon surrendered. Too bad. I love Amazon. They held out for a long while, but I’m not sure they had any choice. Other options must be explored.
I did almost all of my Christmas shopping through Amazon last year because with free shipping and no sales tax, there were really good deals on toys for the kids and other unique items and I didn’t need to physically go to 100 different places. If they start charging sales tax, they’re going to lose a ton of business because that was one of the great things about shopping there— saving on tax and shipping.
What is the Almighty State about now? Streets of my city are full of potholes, but state taxes, sales taxes and property taxes are at their all time high. Where does the money go? There used to be state services, well stocked libraries, good schools, and now? Like you, I suspect that the taxes go to overpaid state workers (yes they are predominantly black here, and predominantly or certainly behind the wheels of Lexuses and Mercedeses), as Obama is not the only symptom of the white man’s guilt, and they go toward services for the so called poor, but not the really poor, the unaccounted poor, whom you see pushing stolen shopping carts on city streets filled with their possessions and empty cans and bottles.
They didn’t “AGREE” to it. The state of California FORCED then to do it. You are punishing the WRONG entity.
If your dumb enough to live in the state, your dumb enough to pay taxes.
Shame on you. Shop local! Keep you tax dollars, and jobs, in your community. If you don’t like California, then MOVE.
A few years back there was a case where Massachusetts (high sales tax) tried to force a company in neighboring New Hampshire (no sales tax) to assist Massachusetts in collecting sales tax from Massachusetts residents.In short,the effort failed miserably.
Oh well,to the Maoists currently running California it's all about the Benjamins.
The moment Amazon charges sales tax I will do as you are doing. The parasite class will only use the additional money to abuse us. Mostly they will just outright waste it.
I pray for the day that the bureaucratic parasite class will be forced to earn an honest day's pay in the private sector.
That’s your right. But it sure seems that the day is coming when online sales will be taxed just like any other, and I can see the equity in that. Online businesses consume public services just like brick-and-mortar businesses do, so why shouldn’t they pay their “fair share” (gawd how I hate that term!)
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Here's an article about this scheme. There is plenty more info available online. Apparently Washington State is gung-ho for this.
You're quite the principled one aren't you.
For tax cheats, it probably “feels” unfair that they have to pay State sales taxes on some products, but not others.
Call for a pizza delivery, and guess what! Sales tax.
Order something online, guess what!
You might have to pay a sales tax, if the place you ordered it from has an employee who conducts business in your state.
Either pay the tax, or buy the product elsewhere.
Um, hello? Amazon didn’t want the tax. They were forced to command it by our screwed up state. Illegals need more freebies.
States look to Internet taxes to close budget gaps. (from June 2011)
With sales tax revenue slumping more than 30 percent in most states between 2007 and 2010, lawmakers across the country are grasping for ways to collect those unpaid taxes.
They aren’t “unpaid taxes.” , They are “unsustainable spending.” This the same kind of idiotic mentality that argues that “tax cuts must be paid for.”
And what will these same states do when collecting Internet taxes don’t close the budget hole?
Lawmakers need to make up their minds. Consumption tax or income tax. One or the other, but not both. The Collectivist appetite for thievery is insatiable.