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Old 12-14-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Brentwood
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I think instead of seeing a huge increase in tax revenue, what you will see is people seeking out a different source when they want to order something online and save some money on it. Losing Amazon as a tax free online ordering option is not a good thing in my eyes.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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This is not good news. It means several minimum wage shipping jobs and now everyone in Tennessee will have to start paying sales tax on anything ordered from Amazon.

Minimum wage? Starting pay is 11 to 13 an hour. That may not be a ton of money, but for thousands of people it means food on the table and bills paid. A lot better pay than sitting at home unemployed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Minimum wage? Starting pay is 11 to 13 an hour. That may not be a ton of money, but for thousands of people it means food on the table and bills paid. A lot better pay than sitting at home unemployed.
but their kids still qualify for Tenncare.

I'm pretty sure we'll have to start paying sales tax on all internet purchases regardless of source by 2014. There is currently legislation in the Congress.

On the upside to Amazon... the 12 books I ordered late Saturday night arrived at my door Monday morning at 11am without having to pay for overnight :-)
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Default Amazon will start collecting taxes for the state of TN on January 1st!

So if you are on the fence about ordering anything, do it today!!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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So if you are on the fence about ordering anything, do it today!!!
I have a feeling that Tennesseans with friends or relatives in a neighboring state may accidentally type the wrong address while ordering.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Jonesborough, TN
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Then they can pay shipping to get it to them, or pay gas to drive to get it- both of which is probably more than the tax itself, which you have always owed!!! Quit trying to get around paying your fair share of taxes.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Then they can pay shipping to get it to them, or pay gas to drive to get it- both of which is probably more than the tax itself...
Yeah, it may cost more for some people but for those that live very close to the border or visit friends and relatives out of state regularly, I'm sure they'll do this.

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which you have always owed!!!
What? I don't owe taxes. I pay them but I sure don't owe them.

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Quit trying to get around paying your fair share of taxes.
Just exactly how much is "my fair share?
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Jonesborough, TN
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I understand your points- I am a political libertarian which is about as anti-government as mainstream politics goes. However, citizens do owe taxes. And, consumption taxes are much more fair than income taxes. Tennessee has opted to fund the government via a consumption tax and no state income tax (I am an advocate for this at the national level).

Anyway, certain state services depend on tax revenue. We can argue about what is needed for a state, but I think that we can agree that we all should pay for a highway department, etc. If you do not think we should provide as many services as we currently do, vote in people with your mindset to the government. But when our elected representatives vote that everyone pays "x" amount of taxes- that's how much you and me owe. You owe this tax on every internet purchase and always have. If you do not report it, you are not paying your fair share- thus it costs everyone else just a bit more. I am against most tax increases. However, i am an advocate for increased ways for the government to collect the money that it is already due.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Well put jchometeam. I am a liberal democrat (much different from yourself), but you make good arguments for this topic. Your arguments are much more helpful in a state like TN than mine would be.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Most of my purchases on Amazon are $3-50, so taxes aren't a big deal. I wouldn't drive anywhere to avoid paying them or wait longer to have an out-of-state person bring them when they come over. I'm most worried about shipping costs versus buying in store (usually at a distant location) when considering shopping online.
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