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THE TAXMAN COMETH
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They will NOT be happy until they get every dime you earn. Just like Gun control, one bite at a time until they have the whole pie.

http://news.yahoo.com/tax-free-internet-...cAW6HQtDMD

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate.

The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper lives.

Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. As a result, many online sales are essentially tax-free, giving Internet retailers a big advantage over brick-and-mortar stores.

The Senate voted 74 to 20 Monday to take up the bill. If that level of support continues, the Senate could pass the bill as early as this week.

Supporters say the bill is about fairness for businesses and lost revenue for states. Opponents say it would impose complicated regulations on retailers and doesn't have enough protections for small businesses. Businesses with less than $1 million a year in online sales would be exempt.

"While local, community-based stores and shops compete for customers on many levels, including service and selection, they cannot compete on sales tax," said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. "Congress needs to address this disparity."

And, he added, "Despite what the opponents say this is not a new tax."

In many states, shoppers are required to pay unpaid sales tax when they file their state income tax returns. However, states complain that few people comply.

"I do know about three people that comply with that," said Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the bill's main sponsor.

President Barack Obama supports the bill. His administration says it would help restore needed funding for education, police and firefighters, roads and bridges and health care.
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Pocketprotector;97967 Wrote:And, he added, "Despite what the opponents say this is not a new tax."

In many states, shoppers are required to pay unpaid sales tax when they file their state income tax returns. However, states complain that few people comply.

"I do know about three people that comply with that," said Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the bill's main sponsor.

I paid use tax when I filed my PA income tax online this year. We deal almost exclusively with Amazon for our online purchases, so it was easy enough to generate a report for 2012 and compute sales tax from there.

We would have paid sales tax if we bought it at a brick and mortar; this is not new and it's also not a big deal to us.

Is it burdensome? It could be, but it is the law.
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The use tax line got $1 from me. I don't know of any online store I have purchased from that didn't collect PA sales tax from me. Not one... Regardless.. The bulk of my purchases are real life exchanges of money for goods/services.

halftrack;97974 Wrote:
Pocketprotector;97967 Wrote:And, he added, "Despite what the opponents say this is not a new tax."

In many states, shoppers are required to pay unpaid sales tax when they file their state income tax returns. However, states complain that few people comply.

"I do know about three people that comply with that," said Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the bill's main sponsor.

I paid use tax when I filed my PA income tax online this year. We deal almost exclusively with Amazon for our online purchases, so it was easy enough to generate a report for 2012 and compute sales tax from there.

We would have paid sales tax if we bought it at a brick and mortar; this is not new and it's also not a big deal to us.

Is it burdensome? It could be, but it is the law.
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