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Windows 7: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

05 Jul 2010   #11
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Do things cost a lot different from one State to the next then?
*snip*
Actually, they can. I think recently Airbot mentioned a pack of cigarettes as costing just over five dollars in the state of California, well, they are now over $10 here in New York State, for one of the major brands, like Marlboro, Camel, etc. Individual state taxes are the difference, I think, in that situation.
(Man, I'm glad I don't smoke anymore!)


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05 Jul 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end.

Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes.

At the moment, Americans who shop over the Internet from out-of-state vendors usually aren't required to pay sales taxes. Californians buying books from Amazon.com or cameras from Manhattan's B&H Photo, for example, won't be required to cough up the sales taxes that they would if shopping at a local mall.
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A Guy
Not at all surprising.
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05 Jul 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Any form of sales tax is regressive, effecting the low income people far more than those of greater income. Being on a pension places me in a very low income level, and internet purchasing has been a bit of a relief.

To make it worse to, they are also going for a federal sales tax. With these taxes, internet venders will lose a signicant portion of their business. and though they haven't collected sales taxes, they have paid income tax, and I doubt increased local sales will offset their losses.

It seems that there is a pendulum...the internet caused a lot of local stores out of business, now the backswing, where taxes may do the same for internet venders.

Taxes may be inevitable, but there is far better ways to fund the government than sales taxes. As far as the national debt goes, I have been hearing this all of my life (which has been longer than some that may read this) and I know that the national debt will NEVER be paid, or even balanced. Using it to justify a tax is a red herring.
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05 Jul 2010   #14
hoganth

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot
 
 

Yep,
Same old tax and spend!
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06 Jul 2010   #15
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Any form of sales tax is regressive, effecting the low income people far more than those of greater income. Being on a pension places me in a very low income level, and internet purchasing has been a bit of a relief.

To make it worse to, they are also going for a federal sales tax. With these taxes, internet venders will lose a signicant portion of their business. and though they haven't collected sales taxes, they have paid income tax, and I doubt increased local sales will offset their losses.

It seems that there is a pendulum...the internet caused a lot of local stores out of business, now the backswing, where taxes may do the same for internet venders.

Taxes may be inevitable, but there is far better ways to fund the government than sales taxes. As far as the national debt goes, I have been hearing this all of my life (which has been longer than some that may read this) and I know that the national debt will NEVER be paid, or even balanced. Using it to justify a tax is a red herring.
You call it regressive like most people would, but the demos call themselves progressive.
Taxes are only inevitable in a socialist society, not what the US was founded on...

Anyone want to start taking bets how many decades it will be before the next dem. takes office again once Nobama's gone lol. Besides clinton the last dem. we had was Jimmy Carter in the 70's. Hmmm wonder why....
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06 Jul 2010   #16
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

The dems really want to kill businesses. They hate the free market. The only companies they like are the ones that they are invested in.
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06 Jul 2010   #17
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I pay shipping, why should I pay sales tax? If they introduce this bill the only people that will suffer are those that make a living off of online sales. I will definitely stop purchasing online if I have to pay sales tax.
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06 Jul 2010   #18
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
I pay shipping, why should I pay sales tax? If they introduce this bill the only people that will suffer are those that make a living off of online sales. I will definitely stop purchasing online if I have to pay sales tax.
Me too. I will have no incentive to buy online except for items that cannot be bought in store.
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07 Jul 2010   #19
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
The dems really want to kill businesses. They hate the free market. The only companies they like are the ones that they are invested in.
Is apple included by any chance?
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07 Jul 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
This sucks....why won't they just cut back on spending instead of trying to steal more money from people
I'm unsure how this could be viewed as stealing money from people. Buying online is often done with the benefit of NOT paying your own state's sales tax. So, in essence, you are going around the system to skirt paying for something.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
I pay shipping, why should I pay sales tax? If they introduce this bill the only people that will suffer are those that make a living off of online sales. I will definitely stop purchasing online if I have to pay sales tax.
Shipping and sales tax are 2 very different things. Obviously, if you buy something which isn't local and they have to put it in the mail and have it delivered, there is going to be a necessary cost to this. For example, if you buy something at your local mall as a gift and then ship it to a friend...you don't get free shipping costs because you paid sales tax in your state.

I purchase online not because I avoid sales tax, but because I can find a better price or have more selection going this route. So, if I get a better price and then pay sales tax to my own state...it's still cheaper this way. For me, most of the stuff is purchased online simply because I don't know where to find it locally or cannot find it local. No additional taxes make these issues go away for me.
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