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When Did the GOP Become Tax Collectors for Liberal States?

ron766 Wrote: May 06, 2013 7:36 AM
Internet sales taxes are not new taxes. Each state has procedures for collection from residents. In TN we are supposed to report all out of state purchases and pay the taxes. Needless to say, few of us do. Still, the current system allows out of state merchants to compete unfairly with in state businesses. After more consideration, my solution is to require each online seller to report all purchases to a central collection agency for every state. This adds no new taxes, only facilitates enforcement of existing laws. Then the states can either choose to enforce collection or reject it. This shifts the responsibility for sate taxation back to the respective states, a federalist system that ties taxing decisions to more local...
ron766 Wrote: May 06, 2013 6:59 PM
Kim,
Thanks for the compliment. Should I type more slowly so you can keep up? MAYBE I SHOULD TYPE LARGER?
Stan432 Wrote: May 06, 2013 3:26 PM
Their is no "unfairness" from a business perspective. B&M stores aren't losing business because of sales tax, they sell products that are becoming commodities and therefore thin margins. The same way that traditional grocery stores are going by the wayside due to unionism. The solution is not to force the competitors to unionize.
Kim D Wrote: May 06, 2013 1:34 PM
Ron you type well but your comments have nothing to do with the conversation.
Kim D Wrote: May 06, 2013 1:33 PM
The current law is just fine. The discussion is about our beloved congress planning to change current law.
ron2097 Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:49 AM
I agree with reducing taxes to the point of near elimination. But this does not prove that an internet tax is a NEW tax.
ron2097 Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:47 AM
All states have similar provisions. Let me know when your state repeals its laws and I will pattern my effort like yours; and hopefully get similar results.
ron2097 Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:46 AM
All states have similar provisions. Let me know when your state repeals its laws and I will pattern my effort like yours; and hopefully get similar results.
ron2097 Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:44 AM
I do not favor taxes either. But if the law does not suit you then work to change the law.
r27cj Wrote: May 06, 2013 8:02 AM
So naturally the solution is to impose new restrictions on internet businesses in the name of "fairness"! Here's a novel idea ... WHY NOT REDUCE THE BURDEN ON BRICK AND MORTAR SO THEY CAN LOWER THEIR PRICES?

The government solution to EVERYTHING always involves more taxes!
Capd4d Wrote: May 06, 2013 8:01 AM
When I shop by mail, it helps the post office. I've done this for over 40 years. Sears charged me sales tax but some sellers only collect taxes from their state's residents. If they're too dumb to collect taxes from everyone who shops in their state, why should I care.
Earl29 Wrote: May 06, 2013 7:55 AM
I have a better idea, Ron. Tennessee should repeal that law. Why have a law that few obey?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: May 06, 2013 7:52 AM
What business is it of the government who buys what from whom?

My summer job is attending a farm stand. Should I be obligated to see every buyer's driver's license and keep records (by hand, on paper), of the purchases of people traveling from out of state?

And should the people from no-sales-tax states get a refund or a discount when they buy something at the physical location of a business in a sales-tax state?