U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
30,194 posts, read 16,569,151 times
Reputation: 8847

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by EmeraldCityWanderer View Post
Internet sales have been in a loophole that gives them special treatment and exemption from the rules everyone else plays by. This is just closing that exemption.

This just sounds like a drama queen teenager throwing a hissy fit. Grow up.
Another cliché. The Internet has been operating under established rules for collecting sales tax. A business with no presence in the state where delivery is taken cannot collect (doesn't have to collect) taxes for that state. They aren't even registered in that state, nor are they required to.

They are and always have been "playing by the rules." (Leftists love that cliché. It makes it sound like some are circumventing the system. They're not.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:32 PM
 
4,749 posts, read 3,597,330 times
Reputation: 3224
I think it's long overdue. I think there are already several states that have an internet sales tax, but the websites in question may or may not have a system for imposing or collecting it, which leaves the state high and dry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:37 PM
 
6,251 posts, read 2,668,034 times
Reputation: 2309
Quote:
Originally Posted by nononsenseguy View Post
B.S.! Why should the so-called "big box" stores care?

I'm wondering why the Federal Government cares. I suspect there is Union pressure behind this. Now think about that, and you might come up with a reason why Unions might care. Let's see who can figure this out (I think I know the answer).
Explain who benefits from this tax the most?
It is quite clear, the winners in this are the ones that have their own pet politicians at the top.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
30,194 posts, read 16,569,151 times
Reputation: 8847
Default A Tax I.D. in 45 States!

There are currently 45 states with a state sales tax. So, a buisness will have to apply for a Tax I.D. in 45 states, and file a quarterly tax return for all 45.

Thanks Obama! I would say that Democrats "hate" the Internet retailers. This is going to hurt a lot of people, and a lot of businesses. Many are "brick and mortar" shop owners as well as Internet retailers. Do you think they are happy? Guess again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
13,300 posts, read 10,466,428 times
Reputation: 3541
Quote:
Originally Posted by jghorton View Post
When one considers the 'actual' taxes we pay on everything including income, gas, property, sales, etc. -- the internet sales tax is simply 'more of the same' (eg; "If it moves, tax it!).

Ironically, congressional approval levels remain stagnant at about 12-14% (for the past few years). Literally no one believes our partisan, self-serving politicians are working for anyone or anything except themselves. Unfortunately, our representative form of government/elections is broken and the people who must act to fix it ... are the very ones who benefit from it.... including US!
Congress Approval Stagnant at Low Level

Here's how it works. In order for a congressman/senator to get re-elected, they must 'bring home the bacon' to their small constituency (representing about 1/50th of the nation). Those are the only people who determine whether a politician returns to office and (more importantly), continues to rake-off large chunks of money from their election 'war chests.' In order to bring home their own pork, they must 'trade votes' with other politicians who are attempting to do the same thing.

The fact that 85-90% of the voters believe the politicians in office are corrupt and self-serving ... doesn't really matter! Voters can only vote for their own 'local' politician ... you know, the one who focuses his time and efforts on bringing home the bacon to THEM. You ask, 'Who then, is minding the National store?' Therein lies the problem for the nation, since only the 'big Kahuna' is elected on a national basis; --- and he must secure the favor of the other politicians. That, however, isn't as difficult as it might sound, since they all collude to vote as a single/double-minded partisan body on all matters of national interest.

Ours is, by far, the best form of government in the world today, but, even so, it is irreparably broken and unlikely to be fixed anytime soon.
Excellent explanation
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:48 PM
 
39,126 posts, read 20,259,055 times
Reputation: 12691
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sayid Linus View Post
I live in PA which now has a republican governor and state house. We just recently had to start paying sales tax on Internet purchases.
Where does it say that? If you live in PA and purchase from an online vender operating in PA then yes you have to pay taxes. This applies in all states including states with democratic governors. If you are going to post be sure to understand and post all the facts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2013, 03:47 PM
 
140 posts, read 172,078 times
Reputation: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by jghorton View Post
When one considers the 'actual' taxes we pay on everything including income, gas, property, sales, etc. -- the internet sales tax is simply 'more of the same' (eg; "If it moves, tax it!).

Ironically, congressional approval levels remain stagnant at about 12-14% (for the past few years). Literally no one believes our partisan, self-serving politicians are working for anyone or anything except themselves. Unfortunately, our representative form of government/elections is broken and the people who must act to fix it ... are the very ones who benefit from it.... including US!
Congress Approval Stagnant at Low Level

Here's how it works. In order for a congressman/senator to get re-elected, they must 'bring home the bacon' to their small constituency (representing about 1/50th of the nation). Those are the only people who determine whether a politician returns to office and (more importantly), continues to rake-off large chunks of money from their election 'war chests.' In order to bring home their own pork, they must 'trade votes' with other politicians who are attempting to do the same thing.

The fact that 85-90% of the voters believe the politicians in office are corrupt and self-serving ... doesn't really matter! Voters can only vote for their own 'local' politician ... you know, the one who focuses his time and efforts on bringing home the bacon to THEM. You ask, 'Who then, is minding the National store?' Therein lies the problem for the nation, since only the 'big Kahuna' is elected on a national basis; --- and he must secure the favor of the other politicians. That, however, isn't as difficult as it might sound, since they all collude to vote as a single/double-minded partisan body on all matters of national interest.

Ours is, by far, the best form of government in the world today, but, even so, it is irreparably broken and unlikely to be fixed anytime soon.
GREAT Post one of the best ever
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top