Internet sales tax near vote

May 6, 2013 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch 47

John Marshall has witnessed the scene too many times: Customers come in, take a look at the tires his company sells, then head out to buy the same product online - just so they can avoid paying the sales tax.

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zoe

Delaware, OH

#1 May 6, 2013
No, to internet tax. Big Ears said there would be no new taxes.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#2 May 6, 2013
zoe wrote:
No, to internet tax. Big Ears said there would be no new taxes.
Cigarettes.
Fuel.
Health insurance.

Big Ears says whatever his handlers program the teleprompter to display.
He doesn't have a clue and is never held responsible for his preprogrammed words.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#3 May 6, 2013
zoe wrote:
No, to internet tax. Big Ears said there would be no new taxes.
This tax has been on/off the table for years, nothing to do with Obummer. I only buy from the net when I can't find it locally anyway.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#4 May 6, 2013
I do feel for the internet stores; bookkeeping will be a nightmare for these on-line sales entrepreneurs. Sales tax in this state, sales tax in that state...understand the brick and mortar stores losing business, but you can't make it difficult to compete when you choose a different venue to sell your wares. Tax internet sales with a flat tax.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#5 May 6, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
I do feel for the internet stores; bookkeeping will be a nightmare for these on-line sales entrepreneurs. Sales tax in this state, sales tax in that state...understand the brick and mortar stores losing business, but you can't make it difficult to compete when you choose a different venue to sell your wares. Tax internet sales with a flat tax.
Only if they're still using paper and pencil to sell. The computer software has every tax rate programmed in and it figures automatically. It updates if there is a change.
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#6 May 6, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
I do feel for the internet stores; bookkeeping will be a nightmare for these on-line sales entrepreneurs. Sales tax in this state, sales tax in that state...understand the brick and mortar stores losing business, but you can't make it difficult to compete when you choose a different venue to sell your wares. Tax internet sales with a flat tax.
If it passes, i would agree, but if not a flat tax, what about those 5 states whom do not have a sales tax? Would it be right to add the "flat tax" (maybe an average of the 45 states +DC's sales taxes) to those 5 states? Or are those 5 states with no sales tax going to get taxed on the internet anyways?

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#7 May 6, 2013
Wait what wrote:
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Only if they're still using paper and pencil to sell. The computer software has every tax rate programmed in and it figures automatically. It updates if there is a change.
Regardless, booking nightmare. Not saying that there are not peeps taking advantage of cheaper because no sales tax, but I do not feel that is what the majority of on-line business' MO is, skirting taxes.
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#8 May 6, 2013
Everyone needs to pay their fair share including online sales tax. Shipping charges should be taxed too.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#9 May 6, 2013
just sayin wrote:
Everyone needs to pay their fair share including online sales tax. Shipping charges should be taxed oo.
Okay, posted like someone that bought the pocket hose and got the second one for "free".

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#10 May 6, 2013
Lamer wrote:
<quoted text>
If it passes, i would agree, but if not a flat tax, what about those 5 states whom do not have a sales tax? Would it be right to add the "flat tax" (maybe an average of the 45 states +DC's sales taxes) to those 5 states? Or are those 5 states with no sales tax going to get taxed on the internet anyways?
Not sure what the answer is. From my understanding it could be debilitating to small on-line businesses. I sympathize with all businesses trying to make a go of it. In my opinion, it's a conundrum.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#11 May 6, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure what the answer is. From my understanding it could be debilitating to small on-line businesses. I sympathize with all businesses trying to make a go of it. In my opinion, it's a conundrum.
I doubt it passes the House, it's a given that the activist base would remove anyone who raised taxes.

Sales tax should be calculated by the location of the seller. Use tax should be declared unconsitutional as a violation of the interstate commerce clause.

If Amazon relocates to Montana (no sales tax) tough shat for the other states for their tax structure.
LOL

Columbus, OH

#12 May 6, 2013
just sayin wrote:
Everyone needs to pay their fair share including online sales tax. Shipping charges should be taxed too.
Everybody has to pay taxes

Zoe

Circleville, OH

#13 May 6, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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This tax has been on/off the table for years, nothing to do with Obummer. I only buy from the net when I can't find it locally anyway.
I only buy locally when I can't find it on amazon.com . Better prices, even on Tide, Charmin and Bounty. Love amazon.com !!!! No new taxes, Obummer said so!

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#14 May 6, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I doubt it passes the House, it's a given that the activist base would remove anyone who raised taxes.
Sales tax should be calculated by the location of the seller. Use tax should be declared unconsitutional as a violation of the interstate commerce clause.
If Amazon relocates to Montana (no sales tax) tough shat for the other states for their tax structure.
Amazon already charges internet tax, e-bay does not.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#15 May 6, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Amazon already charges internet tax, e-bay does not.
Is it based on the WA rate, or the buyer's rate?
Zoe

Circleville, OH

#16 May 6, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Amazon already charges internet tax, e-bay does not.
Amazon.com does not charge sale tax in Ohio, they do not have a facility here. Only in states with their warehouses, etc. Ebay only in state transactions should have sales tax paid. If you sell on amazon.com , you would pay tax on in state transactions, and that being based only on honesty!

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#17 May 6, 2013
Zoe wrote:
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Amazon.com does not charge sale tax in Ohio, they do not have a facility here. Only in states with their warehouses, etc. Ebay only in state transactions should have sales tax paid. If you sell on amazon.com , you would pay tax on in state transactions, and that being based only on honesty!
Where did I reference Ohio? I simply stated that they have already started charging sales tax. Amazon has more facilities that would be affected than e-bay.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#18 May 6, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Is it based on the WA rate, or the buyer's rate?
Not sure Karl. My posts are based on what I heard on several news sources this morning. I always try to be honest, too lazy to google. I'll leave that to Georgie ;)

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#19 May 6, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure what the answer is. From my understanding it could be debilitating to small on-line businesses. I sympathize with all businesses trying to make a go of it. In my opinion, it's a conundrum.
The bill in its current form is for those businesses with at least one million in sales in a year. Smaller businesses would not be affected.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#20 May 6, 2013
zoe wrote:
No, to internet tax. Big Ears said there would be no new taxes.
It's not a new tax. It's the tax you should be paying, but aren't.

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