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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

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    Selling my house in this market wouldn't be a good thing for me.
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

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    Then you must fight where you live.
    I do more than you know. I haven't posted much here, but I work hard every day to push back the frontiers of Liberal Ingnorance. There are far more Conservatives in California then most people think. The last tax revolt happened when Jerry Brown was Governor, we may just have a de ja vu for old scary Jerry.
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    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?
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Dude, don't say anything in the forum itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    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?
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    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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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    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?
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    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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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    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.


    The business model has changed and the tax code is going to have to change.

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    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.
    States aren't allowed to tax businesses that don't have a physical presence in their state.
    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.
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