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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No, I'm answering your questions

    Transactions are considered to have taken place at the location where the exchange completes. In the case of online sales, that happens when the goods are delivered to the purchaser
    this is an attempt to get around the "no taxation without representation argument"

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Correct

    Vendors are already required to collect sales tax on their sales. No new tax is being created

    You have heard of the sales tax before today, haven't you?
    its just another device , of taxing the people.

    government controlled internet, freedom never last does it?

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    this is an attempt to get around the "no taxation without representation argument"
    I'm not sure I follow this. Can you expand it some? thx
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    That's why online sales and brick and mortar sales should be taxed the same, so that brick and mortar isn't discriminated against.
    This whole issue has nothing to do with whether online sales and brick and mortar sales should be taxed the same or not. States are free to tax both...or neither.

    This Senate bill is about whether one State can require a company that doesn't reside in their State to COLLECT the tax. This is about whether a State can exert control over the citizen of another State.

    It's a bad bill.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Well enlighten us on why they are supporting it.
    Walmart, and other large retail stores are supporting this bill heavily. Walmart can outspend Ebay and Amazon (much higher revenues and profits) in buying politicians, so they can buy the "no tax" republicans.

    Secondly if I am not mistaken the large internet stores are generally located in more liberal states, and the loss of revenue (ie taxes) for their states might be an issue
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Read more: Senate approves online sales tax bill - The Hill's Floor Action

    Nice to see that Republicans Senators are getting behind "fairness".. But i applaud the passing of this bill it is only fair and just.
    yes, the government needs it's uncompensated tax collectors.. and it's only fair to include every business in this scheme of theirs.

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Behind the rhetoric is the reality that, until the last couple years, the size of internet purchases was so small that the tax would have been an expense to collect at best. The extreme myopia of Americans is evident in the fixation on "tax"...................The "tax" here is irrelevant on most everyday purchases. It's just a faux talking point..................

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Walmart, and other large retail stores are supporting this bill heavily. Walmart can outspend Ebay and Amazon (much higher revenues and profits) in buying politicians, so they can buy the "no tax" republicans.
    Of course Walmart is supporting this being the are the largest 'brick and mortar' store on the planet.

    Secondly if I am not mistaken the large internet stores are generally located in more liberal states, and the loss of revenue (ie taxes) for their states might be an issue
    This makes no sense. Are you saying the internet stores are charging sales taxes to consumers in 'less liberal' states then keeping the taxes thereby these states are losing revenue? Funny in ALL the internet purchases I've made the only ones I was charged sales tax were those purchases from internet sites within my state.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Of course Walmart is supporting this being the are the largest 'brick and mortar' store on the planet.



    This makes no sense. Are you saying the internet stores are charging sales taxes to consumers in 'less liberal' states then keeping the taxes thereby these states are losing revenue? Funny in ALL the internet purchases I've made the only ones I was charged sales tax were those purchases from internet sites within my state.


    No I am saying that traditionally republican states are not paying sales taxes because the sales are being made to places like Amazon. Which means that state government does not collect as much in sales taxes as it otherwise would
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    I'm not sure I follow this. Can you expand it some? thx
    when you buy something from a state, by phycially being in the state, your sales tax go for roads, electricity the city or state uses, services offered by the state, this is form of representation thru tax dollars

    one of the reason before a state could not tax out of state purchases was, how could and out state person get taxed, and not be represented though those goods and services offered to its citizens.

    in other words in paying for their roads, electricity, services, but i dont get the opportunity to use them even though i help pay for them.

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