Skip to comments.Tax Break Nears End for Online Shoppers
Posted on 07/16/2012 2:29:10 PM PDT by JeepersFreepers
Republican governors, eager for new revenue to ease budget strains, are dropping their longtime opposition to imposing sales taxes on online purchases, a significant political shift that could soon bring an end to tax-free sales on the Internet.
The newfound support among Republicans is a dramatic change from just a few months ago.
[N.J. Gov. Chris]Christie called taxation of online sales "an important issue to all the nation's governors" and endorsed federal legislation giving all states taxing authority.
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The only difference between them lately is that Democrats call them penalties and the GOP calls them fees.
The GOP is enabling progressive causes.
Future Obamas will be able to run out and say SEE! SEE!!! republicans started it first! This is a bipartisan issue.
Where we turn is the primaries. We’re gonna clean the GOP’s clocks. We’re gonna run them out of town. We’re gonna do them like we did in 2010.
Even now in 2012, outside of the presidential race we’re rolling up the GOP and smoking them. Lugar, gone. Cruz, looks like he might win. Deb Fischer. And countless house races have “fallen” to the might of the tea party.
More small business job killing from the left...er...the right.
Does this mean that small online companies are going to have to fill out 50 (or whatever) tax returns every quarter? BS!
How do you impose a tax on a company that doesn’t have a physical presence in a state? Amazon,etc should put all their warehouses,offices,etc in..say...North Dakota.So then,at the most,only orders shipped to ND will pay sales tax.
Yes - a presence in two states though so the order can be shipped from either one to avoid the tax.
Just wondrin’ - what about sales taxes from Canada, Mexico, PR, Bahamas, or hell the moon?
"Republican governors, eager for new revenue to ease budget strains, are dropping their longtime opposition to imposing sales taxes on online purchases, a significant political shift that could soon bring an end to tax-free sales on the Internet."
Cutting spending and anything not specifically enumerated in Constitution never occurs to these parasites. They just think they can continue to bleed the producers dry. I truly wonder just how many in this country are going to get a full taste of starvation when all this wealth runs out.
To pitchforks and torches.
> Amazon,etc should put all their warehouses,offices,etc
> in..say...North Dakota...
Amazon is building warehouses in major cities as we speak. They ended their opposition to online purchase tax a while ago:
How Amazons Same-Day Delivery Plan Will Kill Your Local Stores
Does this mean that small online companies are going to have to fill out 50 (or whatever) tax returns every quarter?
More like thousands - every city,county and municipality will be involved. A huge burden on business. It will probably all end up going to the feds on a “unified tax” to be doled out. Look out America!
(Expletive) them all.
I have a friend in Calgary. I once ordered her a book online. She got a bill from the government for the tax. They require the shipping companies to provide the information.
So now voters who were already “iffy” about voting for Romney will have a reason to vote for Obama since this news will affect a LOT of people in the pocketbook in this time of terrible economy when retail and other sales need to be INCREASED and not penalized. What idiot timed this news for pre-election?
Long live the underground economy!
It’s all about the money.
“Does this mean that small online companies are going to have to fill out 50 (or whatever) tax returns every quarter? BS!”
1. Its more like 5,000 different taxing entities...states, counties, townships, cities, transportation authorities, school districts, watershed districts...there’s alot of sales taxes out there.
2. Software is available (since it changes every year, is a subscription thing) to get the sales taxes right.
3. Said software costs $8-$12k a year.
As a side note in liberal hypocrisy, we have a sales tax on internet sales, here in Kansas...whether you are buying or selling out of Kansas. This went into effect during Kathleen Sebelius’ term. And, shortly after that, it was discovered that her son was selling an online board game (with a prison rape theme), from his dorm room in Kansas.
Was he paying sales tax? Nope.
Did the media care? Nope...with the exception of one radio station.
Would the (democrat) secretary of revenue (Joan Wagnon) give said radio station a clarification, so the public would know what was legal and what wasn’t? nope.
“How do you impose a tax on a company that doesnt have a physical presence in a state?”
Its called a destination based sales tax. Its absolutely immoral; but, its been around for a long time.
Its generally hard to enforce...except for big ticket items.
For example, I used to live in Riley County, Kansas...but the ford dealer where I bought a car was in Pottawotomie County, Kansas. When I tagged the car, Riley county said ‘pay up’ for the differential in their (higher) sales tax and Pottawotomie sales tax.
I likened it to a government sanctioned shake down racket.
So voting for Obama means he's AGAINST the tax?
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