Internet sales tax near vote

There are 7 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from May 6, 2013, titled Internet sales tax near vote. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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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Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#41 May 7, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
Unless free shipping is offered, most of us aren't saving jack by not paying taxes on internet buys. As far as the original story line goes, how can you save by buying tires online when you have to pay shipping costs, mounting and balancing?
yesterday UPS delivered 4 new tires and wheels for the Mustang. Foose makes some awesome rims, and Nitto has tires like glue.

I looked local to find that local was going to cost me almost $500 extra.

Tires came aired ,balanced, and mounted....I had to only put them on. Took an hour. I saved almost $500 from local vendors.

Bought the car on the internet too. The local dealerships proved they were collecting cars with no intent of selling them, so I granted their wish. The car was delivered to my driveway, and driver had a clipboard requiring some signatures.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#42 May 7, 2013
it is all about revenue for redistribution.

just don't buy anything, and repair what you have.

barter for goods and services.

the half of us who do pay taxes, are also the same half that does 75% of the consumption of new stuff.

starve the snake, and do with what you have for a few years.

bartering is the way to roll, and even ebayers will barter.

Since: Apr 13

Columbus, OH

#43 May 7, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
it is all about revenue for redistribution.
just don't buy anything, and repair what you have.
barter for goods and services.
the half of us who do pay taxes, are also the same half that does 75% of the consumption of new stuff.
starve the snake, and do with what you have for a few years.
bartering is the way to roll, and even ebayers will barter.
Hey, spin cycle, we mostly agree here. I never buy new cars etc... Always a couple of years old with low mileage and pristine service records. As well, I always repair myself or go to my trusted mechanic. The only exception since I was in my late teens-early 20's was recently. I traded my Pontiac 2005 G6 with 136,000 miles for a 2006 Grand Prix with 44,000 miles. Even trade.

The Grand Prix gets worse gas mileage but it's a super nice ride.

In a year or so, I'll be looking for a 2010-11 Buick LaCrosse (I do buy American cars when possible-well, the '92 BMW 526i was an exception.

“Veritas Vincit. Pro Libertate”

Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#44 May 7, 2013
My Turn wrote:
<quoted text>The chief sponsor of this bill is Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. Of course, Chicago's sales tax is 10 percent, including food and medicine, and they still don't have enough money.
You hit the nail on the head, this is nothing more then a protectionist act. But the reality is that this is taxation without representation, do the businesses being taxed have a presence in the state? NO, do they have any representation as to the tax policies of the state? Again No so this bill should be more inappropriately named "The Marketplace Extortion Act"
http://www.teapartyperspective.com/2013/05/06...

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#45 May 7, 2013
Free_America wrote:
<quoted text>You hit the nail on the head, this is nothing more then a protectionist act. But the reality is that this is taxation without representation, do the businesses being taxed have a presence in the state? NO, do they have any representation as to the tax policies of the state? Again No so this bill should be more inappropriately named "The Marketplace Extortion Act"
http://www.teapartyperspective.com/2013/05/06...
As businesses are the first to tell you, they only COLLECT the sales tax, they themselves are not taxed. So your "no taxation without representation" doesn't hold water.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#46 May 7, 2013
Well I know how I will make up the difference, I will apply what I typically donate to political party agendas and apply it to my internet tax. Problem solved!

I no longer donate to causes with the exception of JDRF, local animal causes and my church. No hurricaine, earthquakes or whatever else occurs. Uncle Sam or is it Uncle Barry, does that for me!

No blood to the Red Cross either!

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#47 May 7, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
it is all about revenue for redistribution.
just don't buy anything, and repair what you have.
barter for goods and services.
the half of us who do pay taxes, are also the same half that does 75% of the consumption of new stuff.
starve the snake, and do with what you have for a few years.
bartering is the way to roll, and even ebayers will barter.
With the exception of toilet paper, don't want refurbished toilet paper.

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