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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Small vendors like yourself seem to have a volume advantage over the WalMarts. Especially after the costs you incure in trying to cipher and pay the taxes to 50 different states.
    My products would never be sold in a Walmart, or for that matter virtually any retail outlet- aside form a smattering of mom and pop specialty stores, there would not be enough local demand to warrant having my product occupying the shelf space.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    There are a multitude of online vendors that could not survive on local sales. Mine would be one of them, I sell niche products that require a presence much larger than my local area, or my state alone could provide.

    I compete with out of state companies, If I suddenly had to collect sales tax, while others in a different state did not my bottom line would suffer -immensely, My local tax rate would be roughly half of what my profit margin is currently.
    Why would others in a different state not collect sales taxes? It depends on where you're selling, not where you're located.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    California's legislature is going way out of it's way to insure that the state goes bankrupt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Come to Texas, we don't do that **** here.
    Amen Brother. No state tax in Texas. We are business friendly. Businesses are moving here in droves. FACT: 38% of all jobs created during this recession were in Texas.

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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?
    I'll agree with that when local retailers have to pay the equivelent in shipping costs for each item sold.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    There are other nuisances, too, but point is California is not the most fun place to run your small business.
    Do what I did six years ago. Leave. They won't miss you. And you won't miss them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why would others in a different state not collect sales taxes? It depends on where you're selling, not where you're located.
    oops. I completely had it backwards. I had originally skimmed the thread while doing other things, and then started posting and ran with it without rereading.

    I was thinking that California businesses were having to collect taxes on out of state sales, not that out of state businesses had to collect taxes for California sales.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Why should a company with no presence in a state have to pay state taxes?
    The company doesn't pay taxes, they merely collect them from the customers who DO have a presence in that 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.
    it isn't the business being taxed, it is the CUSTOMER who is being taxed. The business is merely collecting that tax.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    it isn't the business being taxed, it is the CUSTOMER who is being taxed. The business is merely collecting that tax.
    Of course it's not. However the online business is being put at a severe disadvantage by having to charge sales tax AND shipping too.
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