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LOL. I got a warning for this post. Imagine that. It seems there is a similar post somewhere here. Awesome.
And he changed my title. Does this frustrate anyone else?
Last edited by Misterveritis; 06-30-11 at 09:21 PM.
All this hullabaloo makes me wonder where all the people who favor replacing the income tax with various sales taxes are.
Personally, I think Amazon is doing the right thing. Sales tax is the devil.
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I actually support the states being able to collect sales tax revenue from companies selling from the Internet. It represents an unfair advantage over local businesses who are required to force their customers to pay sales tax. Amazon knows that they become less competitive if they are forced to collect the same sales tax anyone else from the state is required to pay. While not every state has a sales tax, I would like to see EVERY state with a sales tax do this. It will help local businesses who hire local people.
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The Supreme Court has already ruled on this.
So basically California did a round robin type thing and counts the Affiliate program businesses and The Kindle lab as physical presence.
Which is not where the business is conducted from.
They're just trying to find cheap ways of extracting tax money.
Amazon is more efficient than a local business would be, in large part.
Not only that but it helps states by reducing traffic flow to shopping areas.
Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 07-01-11 at 10:39 AM.
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