Should States Collect Internet Taxes?
Article from Bloomberg Politics by Greg Stohr.
The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let state and local governments collect billions of dollars in sales taxes from online retailers.
Taking the side of traditional retailers, the administration said Monday that the court should uphold a South Dakota law that would collect sales taxes from large Internet retailers even if they don’t have brick-and-mortar stores in the state.
The government said the court might have to overturn a 1992 ruling that said states can’t force merchants to collect taxes unless they have a “physical presence” there.
Online retailers Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com Inc. and Newegg Inc. are opposing South Dakota in the court fight, saying Congress should set the rules for online taxes. Each company collects sales taxes from customers in only some states.
Read the whole story at Bloomberg Politics.
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Heck need to tax LEGAL MEANS TO SUPPORT ILLEGALS
A definite NO to Internet Taxes.
The States provide no “Service”, whatever; they deserve no Taxes.
ABSOLUTELY. iN CALIFORNAI THJ TAXES ILLEGALLY COLLECTED BY THE LYING AND THIEVING LIBERAL DUMBORAPS DRIVING THIS ONCE GREAT STATE INTO THE GROUND ‘REDISTRIBUTE’ THESE FUNDS TO PAY FOR ALL OF THE ‘GIVE AWAYS’, ‘FREEBIES’ ‘HAND OUTS’ AND TO PUT IT BLUNTLY ‘PUBLIC SERVICES PAID FOTRBY THE HARD WORKING AND STRUGGLING TAXPAYERS FORCED TO PAY FOR ALL THIS THIEVING BULL***T
No, on sales tax! We are taxed too much, already. Give us a break somewhere! That is one reason Internet selling is so successful.
Doesn’t matter if they should or not. Since the public is demanding the courts/government step into the internet and regulate google, facebook and twitter’s tyrannical treatment of subscribers, it will happily oblige by taking full control and authority.
People are inviting a government takeover of the internet because they want to force these social media giants to continue supplying them with a ‘from home’ source of income, along with access to subscribers and advertisers. AND equal treatment.
You can’t have it both ways.
What the heck does charging internet taxes have to do with the leftist MONOPOLIES like Google & Facebook that took over 70% of the public’s internet and that are squelching free speech of those they have a difference in opinion with?! How about we cut YOUR free speech? BECAUSE YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS YOU KNOW!
I don’t think Vicky King was applauding the online tax proposal, just stating the obvious.
No internet tax.
No to internet taxes.
How about making things equal by REMOVING sales taxes (and any other equivalent tax) from brick and mortar stores so they are on par with online retailers?
But of course, we can’t expect a logical approach b/c that would cost our great, humble politicians/bureaucrats additional tax revenue. Logic – gosh gee golly no! – it’s a “Logic Free Zone” in D.C. and state capitals.