Dems push for Internet Sales Tax

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    Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes | Politics and Law - CNET News

    "If it moves, tax it. If it stops moving, subsidize it." :evil:
     
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    They have been pushing that for years, what worries me is Cap and Tax and the Worst idea they are pushing is the VAT (value added tax)


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    so the States are asking the feds to close this loophole to make it fair to mainstreet retailers who are forced to collect taxes? and of course the States want to collect taxes on sales.
     
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    the more money the States collect in sales taxes the less money the fed gvt has to give them in bailouts....this could be a good thing?
     
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    Going to be a pain to collect it and pay the states what they believe they are owed.

    Many internet retailers haven't got a clue where their customers are.

    My site doesn't, for example, since its customers pay via PayPal.

    They'll find a way, however.

    They always do.
     
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    I'd like to know how the feds plan on 'splaining how it's within their jurisdiction to enforce state sales tax laws.
     
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    I agree, these are the biggies that I think are total bullshit, and needs to be stopped. I fear however that the obama will cram them through one way or another. Too many of his buddies have too much money involved for it not to be passed.
     
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    Exactly. Different rates; different items... A complete clusterfuck with the feds monitoring for compliance? Clusterfuck to the nth degree.
     
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    I suspect that the path to enforcing these taxes will be found by making the aggregators (Paypal and the Credit card companies) collect and disburse them.

    For we NET retailers, that likely means higher administration fees.

    For the purchasers that mears higher prices and, of course, state sales taxes.

    Since some percentage of my business goes to international clients, I wonder how (or if) taxes will be collected on THOSE sales.

    If anything, people selling OUT of the nation ought to be given CREDITS for helping this nation's balance of trade.

    Not that I expect it, naturally.
     

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