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Top Five Reasons Conservatives Oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act

Vladilyich Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:20 AM
One MAJOR problem that this article doesn't address is the fact that sales taxes vary widely, even within a state. Where I lived in Arizona, there was State sales tax, county sales tax, and city sales tax. Just creating a database to support EVERY municipality in the country will be a nightmare for business. In Canada, they have the HST, "harmonized sales tax" a.k.a. "Harper's shi**y tax" which is 15% regardless of where you live or where the company is located on EVERYTHING you buy from gasoline to McDonalds. The money is collected by the federal government, BUT doesn't go to the federal government, it goes to the proper province and community. This is how Canada pays for their healthcare.

Retailers claim nationally that states could raise $23 billion in revenue if they collected Internet sales tax, and then they whine when taxpayers point out that it is a tax increase. In fact, this $23 billion collection number that they cite comes from .... wait for it .... the National Council of State Legislators.

Yes, some state legislators and governors want to reach across their state borders to your pockets, where you can't vote against them and take your money. Yes, you get hit when you travel to another state and pay their taxes, but with this new tax you aren't...