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Internet Sales Tax – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Sandy235 Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 4:45 PM
Some years ago, the city of Chicago created an additional tax on the sales of new cars. They then went to dealers in the neighboring cities and towns and told them that they had to collect this tax from Chicago residents that bought a car in these dealerships. I cannot use the words that the dealers used, but the tax was removed at the behest of the Chicago car dealers' association as unfair to the Chicago dealers. A tax on internet sales would have to be a federal tax, since a state has only jurisdiction on its own residents. Any thinking person should see that a federal sales tax would be a new tax ability for the feds, and why would anyone want that?
Sandy235 Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 4:46 PM
As for New Jersey, they could make the residents responsible for declaring everything they buy on the internet and paying the tax due.

While that would be legal, it would be devilishly hard to enforce.
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 7:33 PM
Indiana asks for the tax that was unpaid on internet sales. It does put the more honest on unfair grounds. So, the whole situation is an untenable one.
Your taxes are about to be raised; and guess who’s behind it. Here’s a clue – it’s not the Democrats. Despite all the talk about reducing the size and scope of government during their campaigns, and railing against President Barack Obama’s proposed tax hikes, a number of Republican governors are advocating for a sales tax on Internet sales.

Last week, media outlets reported that several Republican governors are pushing an Internet sales tax on purchases from popular online retailers, including Amazon and eBay, in effort to shore up their state budgets. This effort is being led by New Jersey...