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Old 12-27-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Tax evasion is never a good thing.
I guess I was a bit too emotional in my previous post. Tax evasion is not good for practical reasons, I'm certainly not saying anyone should do it. I know I don't evade taxes. However, I can understand why people would want to. Taxation is theft.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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FYI: What Online Sales Are Subject to Sales Tax? | Marketing & Advertising > Marketing & Advertising Channels from AllBusiness.com
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default Amazon, Tennessee and Sales Tax: New Info

When Amazon announced it was coming to Tennessee, some of us in this forum were not happy about the sales tax that we would have to pay even though it meant 1,500 new full time jobs and up to 2,200 part time jobs. Well, Amazon must have heard us. It's making a pitch for its Tennessee customers to be exempt if the distribution center opens here.

"Amazon policy chief Fred Kiga has asked the Volunteer State to not collect sales tax from Tennessee customers once the center is built because the company is based in Seattle, Washington, and is an online retailer. As of now, Amazon does not collect sales tax from Tennessee-based consumers because it has no 'physical presence' in the state. 'We are having discussions right now with the state on this,' Kiga, a former head of Washington's revenue department, told the Times Free Press in December. 'The distribution centers here are not retailers, but rather drop-shippers.'"

Legal Technology: Amazon Requesting Sales Tax Exemption from Tennessee
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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When Amazon announced it was coming to Tennessee, some of us in this forum were not happy about the sales tax that we would have to pay even though it meant 1,500 new full time jobs and up to 2,200 part time jobs. Well, Amazon must have heard us. It's making a pitch for its Tennessee customers to be exempt if the distribution center opens here.

"Amazon policy chief Fred Kiga has asked the Volunteer State to not collect sales tax from Tennessee customers once the center is built because the company is based in Seattle, Washington, and is an online retailer. As of now, Amazon does not collect sales tax from Tennessee-based consumers because it has no 'physical presence' in the state. 'We are having discussions right now with the state on this,' Kiga, a former head of Washington's revenue department, told the Times Free Press in December. 'The distribution centers here are not retailers, but rather drop-shippers.'"

Legal Technology: Amazon Requesting Sales Tax Exemption from Tennessee

Where in Tennessee are they moving? Do you know when? Thanks
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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One center in Chattanooga, another in Cleveland maybe 20 miles apart. Should be up and running by Thanksgiving, construction began in December.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Thats awesome news!
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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Governor Haslam doesn't think that there should be sales tax collected in TN on purchases from Amazon. Haslam: Amazon shouldn't collect tax | Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:01 AM
 
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I'm torn on this. I'm an amazon addict. I also do 90% of my clothes shopping online, but it is my tax dollars that pay services I enjoy.

Recently I've been trying to make sure when I do go shopping I do it in my county and in my town so that my sales tax dollars stay locally.

In reality even if I had to pay sales tax I would use Amazon. They have the cheapest diapers with its amazon prime mom and no big boxest lug home.

Same for toys I can't find here. I can't stand going into Toys R US. I get overwhelmed. I go to amazon, I can read reviews etc.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I'm torn on this. I'm an amazon addict. I also do 90% of my clothes shopping online, but it is my tax dollars that pay services I enjoy.

Recently I've been trying to make sure when I do go shopping I do it in my county and in my town so that my sales tax dollars stay locally.

In reality even if I had to pay sales tax I would use Amazon. They have the cheapest diapers with its amazon prime mom and no big boxest lug home.

Same for toys I can't find here. I can't stand going into Toys R US. I get overwhelmed. I go to amazon, I can read reviews etc.
Woohoo! I'm a small business owner and it isn't just the sales tax. Locally-owned independent businesses return 68 percent of our income to the local economy. National chain? 43 percent. Online seller? Nada.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Here's the latest on the Amazon saga:

"A proposed Tennessee Revenue Department rule change that would apparently impact online retailer Amazon is in limbo — a victim of Gov. Bill Haslam’s 45-day freeze on pending rules and regulations. Haslam said last week during a Chattanooga visit that Amazon shouldn’t have to collect sales taxes because of the Hamilton County distribution center. 'I don’t think because Amazon decides to build a distribution center here, that should change their tax status,' he said."

Tennessee freeze on new rules may affect Amazon | Chattanooga Times Free Press
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