U.S. Senate Approves Proposed Internet Sales Tax

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    Mar 23, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/23/u-s-senate-approves-proposed-internet-sales-tax/
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    Mar 23, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Anything to take more of the people's money......

    Why don't they just take everything and get it overwith?
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    hmmmm, and which party is in control of the senate???
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    Runnerguy65 saidhmmmm, and which party is in control of the senate???


    This has nothing to do with partisanship. There are not 75 Democrats in the Senate.

    Also, advocating for taxes on online purchases has been pursued by state delegates from both sides of the aisle. It's not just a Democrat thing.
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    Dude, I mean I generally lean left, but screw an internet sales tax! icon_mad.gif No more taxes.

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    Mar 24, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/03/23/u-s-senate-approves-proposed-internet-sales-tax/
    Damn republican's
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    There is already tax on internet sales just look at you receipts.
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    creature said
    Runnerguy65 saidhmmmm, and which party is in control of the senate???


    This has nothing to do with partisanship. There are not 75 Democrats in the Senate.

    Also, advocating for taxes on online purchases has been pursued by state delegates from both sides of the aisle. It's not just a Democrat thing.




    Anyone here read The Constitution? Interstate commerce cannot be taxed !!!!!!!
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    Mar 24, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    Chuckles777 saidThere is already tax on internet sales just look at you receipts.


    Not exactly, only a few states.

    Honestly though its not really fair to physical retailers have to impose a state tax when people can just go online and get it cheaper. We'll have to bite the bullet at some point.
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    Mar 24, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    Unintended saidInternet sales tax should have been collected from the start. However, IMHO, it should be a national sales tax, not one going to states.

    This revenue stream can be used to help reduce the deficit without affecting vital services and would hardly be a burden on individuals, who, in most states, already pay a sales tax,


    Sure it starts as a small national sales tax. The income tax started as a small tax on the top 1% of income earners as well. Look at it now.

    If you give Congress the power to impose a national sales tax, Congress will only increase that tax more and more as time goes on (and as it gets addicted to the extra revenue). Then you will be dealing with high personal income taxes and a gradually increasing national sales tax.
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    Mar 24, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidAnything to take more of the people's money......

    Why don't they just take everything and get it overwith?


    Please explain exactly how the Obama Administration has taken more money from most people?


    Trick question. Obama cannot raise anyone taxes without both houses of congress, but he wanted tax increases and he got 'em. It must be a great pleasure to spend trillions of dollars of other people's money, and be worshipped by them at the same time.
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    Mar 24, 2013 9:18 AM GMT
    New York has been doing it for a few years now. NYS even has a line on their income tax form where you are supposed to voluntarily offer to pay any sales tax that the internet might have missed. I have to pay tax on Amazon purchases, etc.

    And the bill is to allow states to collect internet sales tax, not the federal gov't.
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:06 AM GMT
    You need to pull your head out of your ass if you think this is an unjust tax. And shame on you have been shopping online simply to avoid paying sales taxes.

    e-tailers have been able to undermine traditional brick and mortar retailers for too long. It's time to level the playing field.
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:45 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI wonder how this would affect my US purchases from Canada....I would hope (and expect) that I wouldn't be billed this US tax.



    um how do you think?!!! you get to pay the Canadian sales tax and "brokerage extortion" ON TOP OF THAT TAX TOO!!!!

    silly boy.

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    Mar 24, 2013 11:20 AM GMT
    Sungod17 saidNew York has been doing it for a few years now. NYS even has a line on their income tax form where you are supposed to voluntarily offer to pay any sales tax that the internet might have missed. I have to pay tax on Amazon purchases, etc.

    And the bill is to allow states to collect internet sales tax, not the federal gov't.


    intelligent analysis. gained i'm sure by actually reading the article (sigh)

    I just hate sales taxes generally. they are often a way of cutting taxes for the rich, since the rich don't spend proportional to what they make (the lower class does) so it's a larger relative burden for the lower and middle classes.
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:45 AM GMT
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    Sungod17 saidNew York has been doing it for a few years now. NYS even has a line on their income tax form where you are supposed to voluntarily offer to pay any sales tax that the internet might have missed. I have to pay tax on Amazon purchases, etc.

    And the bill is to allow states to collect internet sales tax, not the federal gov't.


    intelligent analysis. gained i'm sure by actually reading the article (sigh)

    I just hate sales taxes generally. they are often a way of cutting taxes for the rich, since the rich don't spend proportional to what they make (the lower class does) so it's a larger relative burden for the lower and middle classes.


    The U.S. Senate supported a non-binding vote of approval, 75-to-24, for a law that would allow states to collect taxes from Internet retailers. If enacted as is, it would allow states to levy taxes on some online retail purchases from businesses with over $1 million in gross receipts.

    Yes, I read the article.
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:46 AM GMT
    The point being, this is nothing new for a great many of us.
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    Mar 24, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
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    creature said
    Runnerguy65 saidhmmmm, and which party is in control of the senate???


    This has nothing to do with partisanship. There are not 75 Democrats in the Senate.

    Also, advocating for taxes on online purchases has been pursued by state delegates from both sides of the aisle. It's not just a Democrat thing.




    Anyone here read The Constitution? Interstate commerce cannot be taxed !!!!!!!


    You need to read the article.

    The collection of taxes is permitted by the states where the online retailer has a physical presence ("after new offices and acquisitions gave it a significant presence in those states").

    This is why some states have been able to get taxes from Amazon purchases, because Amazon has an office, warehouse, or "nexus" set up in those states.

    This is constitutional.
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    Apr 02, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    Most of the online companies I use don't take sales tax, but Devil Patrick is requiring us to start paying tax for Amazon purchases later this year. Offline we buy most MA taxable items in tax-free NH, and they don't care where you come from.