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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    My feeling is you're right, too. I run a small business and BOE has been all up in my butt for the past two years about state use taxes. They haven't worked out all the kinks in their bureacracy so they send me redundant "pay your state use taxes last warning!!!!" every April, and I have to get on the phone with them at the same time as the rest of California because they of course sent out these errant "final notice" letters to every business in the state.
    Sounds like a humongous waste of time, which sucks.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they see the state as a market, then they have a presence in that state.

    Why should local retailers have to pay more taxes than those who are not local?
    Because if you're out of state, you're not incurring additional expenses on the state.
    There is no justification for the taxes.

    Plus the Supreme Court has already ruled that a state, can not tax someone out of state.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they see the state as a market, then they have a presence in that state.

    Why should local retailers have to pay more taxes than those who are not local?
    1. Out of state retailers have no vote.

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    My feeling is you're right, too.

    On a slightly separate note I run a small business and BOE has been all up in my butt for the past two years about state use taxes. They haven't worked out all the kinks in their bureacracy so they send me redundant "pay your state use taxes last warning!!!!" every April, and I have to get on the phone with them at the same time as the rest of California because they of course sent out these errant "final notice" letters to every business in the state.

    There are other nuisances, too, but point is California is not the most fun place to run your small business.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Second stupid question: are these out of state companies already paying sales tax in their own state?

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Because if you're out of state, you're not incurring additional expenses on the state.
    There is no justification for the taxes.

    Plus the Supreme Court has already ruled that a state, can not tax someone out of state.
    When did that happen? The online retailers are collecting California sales tax as we speak. Is it unconstitutional for them to do so?
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they see the state as a market, then they have a presence in that state.

    Why should local retailers have to pay more taxes than those who are not local?
    Local Retailers have both a political impact in terms of votes, and a gain from using state resources by being in the state.

    A company that is not IN the state, has neither political power, nor access to resources provided by said state, yet must spend resources to collect, account and disperse funds. How is that right?
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    How far will California go to totally drive all businesses out of their state? The golden coast is looking bronze these days... pretty soon it will be just rocks and mud if they don't get some pro-business people at the helm.

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Second stupid question: are these out of state companies already paying sales tax in their own state?
    No on the sales. Lets say I were to sell... Mousepads online, a highly lucrative endeavor I'm sure... and you bought one from my online store. You wouldn't pay Texas sales tax, as you're not a resident, and I wouldn't charge you California sales tax because my company isn't IN California.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    When did that happen? The online retailers are collecting California sales tax as we speak. Is it unconstitutional for them to do so?
    Online retailers in California, have to collect sales tax for California residents.
    People who order stuff out of state, no.
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