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Unread 01-06-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Knoxville,Tn.
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Although SMG would love to get back "on topic", the fact is if you make a purchase from Amazon, YOU are responsible for paying your taxes on that item to the state and city/county. Period.

If you go out of state and buy (furniture for example) you are responsible for paying the difference between what you paid and the actual state rate where you live.
Jay,
I've never paid sales tax on online purchases and I came from the land of taxes(NY)
I fail to see why this matters? Who cares?
Pam
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Unread 01-06-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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See my last post. Who cares? The state. If you aren't filing and paying taxes on these purchases you are simply stealing from the state and every other law abiding tax payer.

Ask the state of NY of they care about collecting cigarette taxes from online purchases.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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See my last post. Who cares? The state. If you aren't filing and paying taxes on these purchases you are simply stealing from the state and every other law abiding tax payer.

Ask the state of NY of they care about collecting cigarette taxes from online purchases.
Nonsense. People are adhering to the law as it is, and that means no sales tax on a purchase, unless the company has a presence in the state, wholesale or retail, or perhaps a headquarters.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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See my last post. Who cares? The state. If you aren't filing and paying taxes on these purchases you are simply stealing from the state and every other law abiding tax payer.

Ask the state of NY of they care about collecting cigarette taxes from online purchases.
Now you are in the land of city-data and we have rules, too. You have to stay on topic and you're picking a fight with a mod.

Good luck with that.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Jay,
I've never paid sales tax on online purchases and I came from the land of taxes(NY)
I fail to see why this matters? Who cares?
Pam
I take it that you haven't kept up with NY state laws. In early 2008, NY state passed a law requiring any online entity with affiliates in NY to charge NY sales tax to products shipped to NY, even if the online entity does not have a presence in NY. Google "NY Amazon tax" for more. In short, Amazon.com now charges NY state sales tax for all products shipped to NY, despite not having any presence in NY, as do many other retailers.

Some retailers, including overstock.com, went another direction and immediately canceled ALL of their NY affiliate relationships. That way, they can continue to not charge sales tax to NY customers, but that of course cost many people their jobs in NY state. Oops. Law of unintended consequences.

The governor has already proposed an "iTunes tax" for next year that would additionally charge sales tax on digital content downloaded in NY state.

A bit back on topic: the cost of living in Knoxville is fantastic.

There is no state income tax, the sales tax only affects purchases (so saving is tax-free, for example), per kW-hour electricity charges are low, seasons are mild (costs like snow tires can add up), there are no tolls on the roads, housing costs are low, and property taxes are low.

As a comparison, the property/school tax in Schenectady, NY is over 5% of the fully appraised home value, so a $200000 house will come with ~$10K / year in property and school taxes. Throw in state income taxes and higher utility costs and you have a pretty high cost of living area with a median income that only exceeds Knoxville by $4500.

So, in conclusion, rejoice!
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Unread 01-07-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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Nonsense. People are adhering to the law as it is, and that means no sales tax on a purchase, unless the company has a presence in the state, wholesale or retail, or perhaps a headquarters.

Nonsense. Just because the selling company doesn't charge you sales tax doesn't mean you don't owe the state sales tax. You have no idea what you're talking about.

Tennessee Consumer Use Tax Return.
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Unread 01-07-2009, 01:37 AM
 
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Now you are in the land of city-data and we have rules, too. You have to stay on topic and you're picking a fight with a mod.

Good luck with that.
I'm not picking a fight with anybody. I'm commenting on a post that suggests the member is taking advantage of state tax laws when it comes to investments, etc but shirking their responsibilities to pay taxes they owe.

While taxes are not a cost of living issue, if the "mod" didn't want to open up the discussion to tax issues, she/he shouldn't have gone OT to begin with...
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Unread 01-07-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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Nonsense. Just because the selling company doesn't charge you sales tax doesn't mean you don't owe the state sales tax. You have no idea what you're talking about.

Tennessee Consumer Use Tax Return.
No, you are in the dark. Check out federal law.

In addition Amazon says the New York law is unconstitutional based on a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that claims states are prohibited from requiring out of state retailers to collect sales tax unless the company has a physical presence in the state.
In the Quill v. North Dakota case, the Supreme Court re-established the rule that a state could not impose sales tax collection on a business unless the company had employees or property in the state.


New York Goes Gangsta With Tax Law | WebProNews
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Unread 01-07-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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You're confused. Quill vs ND was a case about the state going to the seller and saying they were required to remit sales tax. The Supremes said if the company doesn't have a physical presence in the state, the seller was not required to collect or remit.

That's not the same issue as the state requiring BUYERS to remit sales tax on internet purchases.

I'll leave a light on for you.
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Unread 01-07-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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posters use examples of taxes on bare land in comparing cost of living.They then build a very nice house on that land, but never state what their property taxes will be when the house is built.Yes, many places that rank states on cost of living do include the property taxes on houses in their calculation of --"Housing"---costs.(the honest ones , anyways)
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