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Senate passes Internet sales tax bill.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, May 6, 2013.

  1. 427

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    If I'm not paying taxes now on internet purchases, but I'm forced to pay if/when this bill is passed, that's a new tax! That's more money out of my pocket!
     
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  2. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    Every single item I sell has been taxed once already. Even the "new" items I sell, are "used".. In my opinion, when you tax an item twice, you're raising taxes.
     

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    Just because you're evading taxes (assuming you live in an area with sales tax, if you don't this law won't affect you) now doesn't mean they don't exist.
     
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    No, it's addressing your evasion. HH
     
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    So being audited by several hundred taxing authorities is no big deal? Really?

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  6. vettely

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    So, WalMart supported this. Why do you think? Hmm.
     
  7. HarlDane

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    Completely separate issue. The issue here is holding online retailers to the same rules as B&M retailers.
     
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    Do you want to pay more in taxes? I don't. I don't have a problem starving an already bloated government of funds.
     
  9. Joshhtn

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    Never mind.
     
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    Who's paying more? The cost of an item I buy downtown doesn't change one cent. HH
     
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    I forgot. You don't buy anything online, you buy everything locally.
     
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    It's the least I can do for my local retailers. HH
     
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    "Any tax is a good tax as long as it doesn't affect me", is that your logic?
     
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    Cool, and they can add a "convenience fee" for you getting it right away and not paying shipping, waiting, signature required, and potential theft, etc...
     
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    Online retailers will have to hire people to comply with this new law, which will mean that they will have to raise their prices to cover. I can't imagine the thousands of payments that will have to be made to every state, county, city, etc. across the country. What a disaster for a small business.
     
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    It certainly sounds that way.
     
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    I would be happy to trade with my local retailers... but their buyers are too stupid to buy/stock the things I want.
     
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    Shall they check your driver's license too, should you choose to shop across state lines? Wouldn't want to evade any home tax rates on purchases elsewhere, now would we?
     
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    It seems you want the government playing favorites, making some types of businesses collect taxes on sales and letting others selling the exact same products off the hook creating a significant advantage for them.
     
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    The tax was already there, just because many didn't pay it doesn't mean it didn't exist. .

    They do for some big ticket item like automobiles.
     
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