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Womack Seeks to Close Quill Loophole, Force Online Stores to Pay State Sales Tax

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 9:42 AM
There is a solution. Income taxes levied on the revenues realized in that state on any company with a physical presence in that state. If a company has no physical presence in a state, then the state effectively provides no services to that company to justify taxing them. The PEOPLE of the state pay taxes for the roads to deliver those goods, and pay for the services to the telecommunications companies, and post office, or delivery companys to bring them those goods. The state provides nothing to support any of those, and therefore has no right to taxation on that basis.
Curtis108 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 2:51 PM
But the same can be said of the brick and mortar retailers, who aren't paying sales taxes... they are collecting them.

When President George H. W. Bush raised taxes in the 1990 budget deal, it not only meant breaking his “Read my lips” promise with the American people. It was also from that time forward that conservatives in Congress have opposed any and all tax increases.

But in 1990, most of the Internet did not have pictures and online retail was whatever forum was hot on CompuServe.

Now online commerce is the dominant force in retail—and while downtown or mall customers pay state sales taxes, online shoppers get off scot free.

There is now a major bill working its way through Capitol...