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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Let's just hope that every state that tries this gets the same response.
    So, Amazon will close up shop? Is that what they want?

    Tennessee (completely ruled by Republicans) is considering charging sales tax for online purchases for companies who deliver from Tennessee - because sales tax is the largest form of revenue for the state. If they keep fighting it, they may run out of places to work from.

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So, Amazon will close up shop? Is that what they want?

    Tennessee (completely ruled by Republicans) is considering charging sales tax for online purchases for companies who deliver from Tennessee - because sales tax is the largest form of revenue for the state. If they keep fighting it, they may run out of places to work from.
    No, they'll just move to a state that doesn't shaft them with taxes. Who wins in that case? I'll give you a hint: it won't be California.

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Amazon will quit marketing to California when pigs fly, Hell freezes, and San Francisco goes Republican.
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, they'll just move to a state that doesn't shaft them with taxes. Who wins in that case? I'll give you a hint: it won't be California.
    So you don't want taxes to be applied evenly and fairly then?
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    So you don't want taxes to be applied evenly and fairly then?
    Since when have taxes been applied evenly and fairly?

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    So you don't want taxes to be applied evenly and fairly then?
    How is making someone who lives in possum pecker, Arkingsas pay California's high ass taxes fair and even?

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How is making someone who lives in possum pecker, Arkingsas pay California's high ass taxes fair and even?
    You didn't read the article?

    California plans to force online retailers to collect sales taxes from consumers in the state, a new rule that drew shouts of outrage from Web-shopping giants like Amazon.com and O.co, also known as Overstock.com
    So its not people in another state paying cali taxes. Its calis paying cali taxes when buying goods in cali on line.
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    You didn't read the article?



    So its not people in another state paying cali taxes. Its calis paying cali taxes when buying goods in cali on line.
    Oh, is that?!? I see. Well, when they purchase goods, online, from another state will they have to pay Cali taxes, then, too?

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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh, is that?!? I see. Well, when they purchase goods, online, from another state will they have to pay Cali taxes, then, too?
    Edit: I miss read your question. No, this only applies to buying and selling goods in Cail. If you buy goods while in another site, you are subject to that state's laws. If you want to go over the state border and order something, you should be able to avoid the tax.

    You are in cali, buying goods online you should have to pay a sales tax. The reason why Amazon is against this is because one of the main reason why people do a lot of shopping on their site is to avoid paying sales to tax to get their goods cheaper. However, this is not a free trade practice and is why everyone should be against the special privilege enjoyed by Amazon before the law passed.
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    Re: California Screws the Pooch. Amazon cuts ties

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Are you trying to claim that you don't benefit from taxes paid ot the state you live in?
    I'll just quote this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean
    How do you get that from what he said?
    You never answered him. What state resource or service has been used by a buyer buying a good or service provided by an out of state business? What reason for Nexus has occurred?

    You are also trying to claim that the delivery of the product to your door did not use facilities paid with state tax dollars?
    Are you unaware of what USPS is?

    So, I guess the delivery service used private roads to bring you the product you purchased, right?
    Which is irrelevant to the original transaction as its provided by a third party which pays taxes on its sales within the state. Not the sale of the actual product.

    And the facilities you used to actually order the product? Telecom lines don't benefit from public sector facilities?
    To the degree of monopolistic tolerance yes. But that has never been grounds for nexus as the telecom lines are not owned by the sellers of the products.

    You have to prove why nexus should be rejected despite being the foundation for interstate sales tax for decades.
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